Desperate Hours (1990)

R   |    |  Action, Crime, Drama


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An escaped con, on the run from the law, moves into a married couple's house and takes over their lives.


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  • Mickey Rourke and Kelly Lynch in Desperate Hours (1990)
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  • Mickey Rourke in Desperate Hours (1990)
  • Mimi Rogers in Desperate Hours (1990)

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12 March 2000 | culwin
5
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How do you even screw this up? How do you screw up a script that was already a successful book and film? I don't know, but somehow Michael Cimino did it. This mediocre movie is a 100-minute snorefest about a bad dude (played by Mickey Rourke, who contributes nothing to the role), who kidnaps a upper-middle-class family. Most of the other actors do good to very good jobs, notably Michael Morse who plays one of Rourke's cronies, and Anthony Hopkins in a role which is far beneath him. But the plot is nothing but totally predictable filler and just when you think it has gone nowhere, it goes even more nowhere. Since we already know that the script can be done well, there is no one to blame here except Michael Cimino for the non-direction this movie took. 5 out of 10.

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