SLOW BURN

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Release Date: April 13, 2007

Starring: Ray Liotta, Jolene Blalock,
Mekhi Phifer, Taye Diggs,
Bruce McGill, LL Cool J, and
James Todd Smith

Genre: Mystery Thriller

Audience: Adults

Rating: R

Runtime: 93 minutes

Distributor: Lionsgate

Director: Wayne Beach

Executive Producer: John M. Penotti, Andrew
Karsch, Andrew Reimer and
Stephen Break

Producer: Bonnie Timmermann

Writer: Wayne Beach

Address Comments To:

John Feltheimer and Peter E. Strauss
Co-Chairmen
Lionsgate
AKA Lions Gate Films
2700 Colorado Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: (310) 449-9200
Fax: (310) 255-3870
Website: www.lionsgatefilms.com

Content:

(PaPa, LLL, VV, SS, NN, A, MMM) Generally strong pagan worldview with majority of main characters doing evil for money or sex; 29 obscenities and two strong profanities; some brief action violence and implied violence such as two policemen shot, criminal shot in back, implied rape in flashback that may be fictitious, car windows shot out, struggles for guns, and dead bodies shown in investigations; one character has sex with multiple partners to get what she wants, depicted fornication, implied fornication, passionate kissing, implied rape in flashback that may be fictitious story, and discussion of sex; upper female nudity, rear female nudity, blurry female nudity in shower nudity, and upper and rear male nudity; alcohol use; smoking; and, rampant dishonesty, bribery, hired killing, and blackmail, some guilty parties go free.

Summary:

In SLOW BURN, a district attorney winds his way through a few to many plot twists to discover his trusted assistant is involved with the gangster he most wants to catch. Not worth the price of a ticket as entertainment value alone, the sex, nudity and vulgarity make SLOW BURN clearly unsuitable.

Review:

SLOW BURN is the story of one very strange night in the life of District Attorney Ford Cole (Ray Liotta). While running for mayor, Cole’s trusted and beautiful assistant attorney, Nora (Jolene Blaylock), shows up claiming to have been raped by a man she then shot and killed. To Cole’s dismay, a man named Luther (James Todd Smith) shows up at the police station claiming Nora is a murderer and crook working for the city’s lead gangster. Cole goes back and forth trying to get to the truth. As the night wears on, the story twists and turns and flips and flops until one begins to wonder if their own mother is guilty.

Were it not for a few strong profanities and some illicit sex (with nudity) in flashback scenes, this would have passed for a typical television thriller. While Cole comes across as an honest man trying to clean up crime, he is clearly guilty having an affair with Nora. He is disappointed to learn that Nora appears to be having sex with anyone who can help her become rich.

The Bible says, “The wages of sin is death,” and a number of characters in the movie pay the wages. It’s sad to see how many characters in this movie are willing to sell their soul for a few dollars. While Cole comes across as someone you can’t buy, he did fall for the “free” sex offered by Nora and wound up in a position to be blackmailed.

SLOW BURN will burn quickly through the theater circuit and wind up on DVD. The night MOVIEGUIDE(r) reviewed it, the cashier didn’t even know it was playing. It was only scheduled for a single showing that day and sold two tickets. The plot is a little too twisted and it just doesn’t deliver $9 worth of entertainment value even if it didn’t have the sex, nudity and vulgarity that make it unsuitable for audiences.

Pray for filmmakers. So many of them make worthless, immoral movies and obviously do not believe in God. Unless they repent and seek God’s forgiveness, they will one day discover the true meaning of “slow burn.”

In Brief:

SLOW BURN is the story of a strange night in the life of District Attorney Ford Cole (played by Ray Liotta). While Cole is running for mayor, his trusted and beautiful assistant attorney, Nora shows up claiming to have been raped by a man she then shot and killed. To Cole’s dismay, a man named Luther shows up at the police station claiming Nora is a murderer and crook working for the gangster who Cole most wants to put behind bars. Cole goes back and forth trying to get to the truth. As the night wears, on the story twists and turns and flips and flops until you begin to wonder if your own mother is guilty.

The Bible says, “The wages of sin is death,” and a number of characters in SLOW BURN pay the wages. Many of them are willing to sell their soul for a few dollars. SLOW BURN will burn quickly through the theater circuit. The plot is a little too twisted and just doesn’t deliver $9 worth of entertainment value, even if it didn’t have the sex, nudity and vulgarity that make it clearly unsuitable.