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Plot: When ex-mob boss Ben Myers is targeted in a home robbery, he goes on a deadly rampage of vengeance. But with his family caught in the crosshairs, Myers must finally face the consequences of his dark past.
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This was just horribly written and directed.
I can’t believe what I saw made the final cut-to-market. This film by Adam Lipsius should be a film school example of what NOT to do.
Firstly, this is the perfect example of how a score can make or break a film, and this has to be one of the worst. I’m used to the typical annoyingly loud, overbearing, non-stop and unfitting score in B-grade films, but this was a whole new level of annoying. At the start, I kept yelling at Dreyfuss to “answer the damn door!”. But it was the score – a constant knocking sound. Throughout, you’ll hear clanging, ringing, banging etc… was there even a composer in this production, or just some random tools in a garage being slammed around?
Then you have Lipsius’ incoherent and convoluted story, with dialogue and scenes that will make you shake your head. Why did he shoot the bathroom door where Nan was if he loved and cared about her so much? Don’t even get me started on the plot and technical issues, that made what was supposed to be a criminal underworld story, feel inept, unconvincing and boring as it gets. And that’s a real shame, when this is supposed to be “based on true events”, and you end up scratching your head and yawning by the end.
Next, you have the barely legible muddled dialogue of Dreyfuss, that when combined with his slow and poorly postured demeanor, I thought he was constipated throughout the entire film. Add in Pruitt Taylor Vince’s character Tommy, and you have two geriatric actors trying to get through filming. Aside from their snail-paced movements (I’m sure blame falls on Lipsius’ failure to direct his cast properly), the entire film’s slow pacing, made the normally comfortable 98 min runtime feel endless. Even Mira Sorvino’s performance seemed like it was her first ever acting gig (again, due to Lipsius’ failure to direct his cast properly).
His (twitchy) camerawork and cinematography were just awful, and this film needed some serious editing. I really can’t find anything redeeming about Crime Story. It’s a very generous 3/10 from me (much better than the current 0% on Rotten Tomatoes), all going to the Oscar winners out of pity they’ll have this mess on their resumes.
Greetings again from the darkness. Thanks to (or maybe because of) Stallone, Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, and Liam Neeson, we are rarely without a senior citizen action film. However, it’s a bit surprising for most of us to see Oscar winner Richard Dreyfuss (THE GOODBYE GIRL, 1977) load up his gun and take to the streets for revenge. Writer-director Adam Lipsius scored a double Oscar coup by also casting Mira Sorvino (MIGHTY APHRODITE, 1995) as Dreyfuss’ detective-daughter.
“Based on actual events”, Mr. Lipsius bookends the film with the elderly Ben Myers (Dreyfuss) riding in the back of a limousine. He’s barely coherent, but in the opening we can make out, “If I wake up, I’ll choose different.” We then flashback 12 hours to re-live what is likely Ben Myers’ worst day ever. He’s been diagnosed with terminal cancer, and though he’s a former mobster, he says he went “legit” 12 years ago, and runs a local bar with his loyal-to-a-fault sidekick Tommy (the always interesting Pruitt Taylor Vince). Ben’s estranged daughter (Sorvino) hits him up for money she says is for the daughter and grandkids that Ben has never acknowledged. Next thing we know, Ben’s house has been robbed of all his cash (a quite substantial amount) and trashed by 3 men who take advantage of Ben’s beloved dementia-stricken wife Nan (Megan McFarland).
This kicks off Ben’s mission of revenge. Gun by Glock, body by Devito. His daughter is concerned he’s taking this on by himself, and there is the added complication of her working for a politician that Ben once helped out of what would have been a career-ending jam. In fact, there are so many sub-plots, sub-sub-plots and characters who come and go, that much of this makes little sense. It works best when focusing on an aging (former) mobster trying to even the score, and gets a bit shaky when it reverts to dysfunctional family stuff. I believe there are five crying scenes, which is entirely too many for any movie not named SOPHIE’S CHOICE.
For those of us who recall Dreyfuss from his early TV days, a brief appearance in THE GRADUATE (1967), and of course in AMERICAN GRAFFITI (1973) and JAWS (1975), there is some enjoyment to be had in watching ‘Mr. Holland’ take a violent approach to revenge … though he’s certainly no AARP reincarnation of John Wick. Overall, it’s a pretty generic take on geriatric anger, with bonus points for a spot on description of what it feels like when one’s spouse succumbs to dementia.
Arrives August 13, 2021 in select theaters, On Demand, and on Digital.
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Runtime 1 hr 38 min (98 min)
Genre Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director Adam Lipsius
Writer Adam Lipsius
Actors Mira Sorvino, Richard Dreyfuss, Cress Williams
Country United States
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