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|A Slight Case of Murder|
Actors: William H. Macy, Adam Arkin, Felicity Huffman, James Cromwell, Julia Campbell
Director: Steven Schachter
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
Popular New York film critic, Terry Thorpe (William H. Macy), finds himself in messy predicament when he accidentally kills his lover during a spat. He immediately covers up his involvement and leaves the apartment without... more »
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Caught off guard
Katja | Midland, TX | 05/07/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"OK. So, I stumbled upon this movie, chosen by a friend, and not expecting it to actually be good, was totally caught off guard. This is actually, in my opinion, not only completely clever in the humor, but some of William H. Macy's best comedic work, on par with "Fargo". While I could analyze the appropriateness of the genre and all that jazz, and I am just going to suffice it to say that it is an entertaining movie with humor right up the alley of those seeking humor slightly off the beaten path. As is necessary for a good film, it boasts a completely talented cast, and I was impressed no only by William Macy's performance, but also by Adam Arkin,a completely overlooked and incredibly talented actor."
This is a great movie!
Dean Harvey | San Francisco | 07/18/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Like some of the best movies I have seen, I caught this one by accident. I am not going to go into some long winded review about "film noir" blah, blah, blah. I recommend this movie to anybody that has not seen it. If you like movies like "Three O'Clock High", "Red Rock West", "After Hours" or if you liked "Fargo"...check this one out."
Dextra L. Suggs | Bucca, Iraq | 05/10/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I love these sleeper films. Subtle performances from a solid cast, A Slight Case of Murder is a classy, light-hearted who-done-it with a satisfying conclusion.
A SLIGHT BUT ENJOYABLE NOIR PIECE
Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 02/13/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Based on a story by mystery writer Donald Westlake, this movie benefits from an Emmy nominated performance from the always reliable William H. Macy. Macy plays a movie critic who finds himself in a pickle when an argument with his lover leads to her accidental death. A game of cat and mouse ensues when a sleazy private investigator who was following the woman realizes Macy has killed her.
Macy has some choice moments as he addresses the audience during his dilemma and receives good support from his real life wife Felicity Huffman who plays his other girlfriend and from crusty James Cromwell as the PI. Adam Arkin is also very good as the police detective who sees Macy as a channel to get his screenplay sold. A twisty plot involves Macy and Arkin's wife, with the resultant resolution appropos.
Entertaining variation on the noir genre."