Number of Times Seen – At least twice (Cable in the 90’s and 20 Jul 2017)
Brief Synopsis – A Law Professor is persuaded to travel to Florida in order to help save a man on death row before he is executed.
My Take on it – This film can be slotting together with a number of other thrillers from the 90’s that tries to capitalize on the fact that The Silence of the Lambs (1991) was such a success.
The characters and storyline here just aren’t very good and aren’t captivating enough.
Even Ed Harris who is a great actor, is over the top here as a killer on death row who gives “sage” advice.
The story actually starts off quite promising, but quickly loses its way quite early on and instead of giving us a great thriller, they are too distracted with trying to shock and awe us into liking what is happening on screen.
It unfortunately mostly doesn’t work.
Sean Connery and Laurence Fishburne have no chemistry together what so ever and Connery especially feels quite out of his comfort domain here which leads to not believing his character enough.
Bottom Line – Terrible film that tries too hard to try and recapture the magic of a thriller like The Silence of the Lambs (1991). Starts off promising, but gets too caught up in trying to shock and awe that it quite quickly loses it’s footing. Connery feels quite out of place here.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Sean Connery turned down the role of King Edward I in Braveheart (1995) in order to make this film. (From IMDB)
Rating – Razzie Worthy
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