5 June 2012 | jerome-e
not a good career move for McDowell
This movie seems like it'd have done better as a 1 hour TV flick. Cut out the gratuitous bits (the hunka-hunka-burning'love footage of the male lead, and other filler stuff, and it might have had some chance of making the viewer think "gee...who dunnit" instead of "gee...is it over yet?" The storyline isn't bad - the bringing back to life a cold case with unexpected results is a decent theme. But there's just too much stuff in between to create suspense, and none of it adds to either the story or the characters. Sorry - I actually do like Cornwell's books. This movie does nothing really to capture what's in them. I'm giving it the extra star for (yes, paraphrasing joe bob briggs) the shiny pennies fu and the exploding bad rasta fu.