Thursday, April 5, 2018

Scenes of the Crime (2001)

Synopsis: It’s basically two hours of Jeff Bridges getting roughed up in the back of a blue panel van. 
Blurb From the VHS Jacket: “He thought he was ready for anything. He was wrong.” 
What Did I Learn?: 1) Nothing cures an offence like money. 2) No one gets any guarantees. 
Really?: 1) That’s the ending? Pretty lacklustre, if you ask me. 2) Wait a minute…Lenny (Jon Abrahams) is basically just Rick’s driver, and isn’t a criminal, yet he decides to hold Jimmy (Bridges) hostage after Rick gets iced? I had a little trouble believing that turn of events. 
Rating: The best thing in Scenes of the Crime is a highly convincing performance from Bridges as a kidnapped white collar criminal. The film is otherwise an ok, but very strangely paced crime thriller that’s marred by an unsympathetic protagonist and an ending that should have been rewritten (see: “Really?”) 6/10 stars

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