• Film ID:
  • 4399
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=101 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • America.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • English.
ONE FALSE MOVE (1992)
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A superb modern thriller in the ultra-hardboiled Jim Thompson mould, in which a trio of criminals, wanted for a brutally murderous drugs heist, converge on a small, quiet Arkansas township where the local cop, treated with contempt by the LA officers in charge of the case, looks forward to a High Noon-style showdown. The asides on racial and sexual inequality are made subtly and succinctly; the performances and pacing are nigh perfect; the violence is explicit, disturbing but never gratuitous; and Franklin achieves a consistency of mood that other far more experienced film-makers would give their right arms for. One of the finest American movies in recent years.
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