Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Liam Neeson, Laura San Giacomo, Kenneth Cranham, Maggie O'Neill, Alan Talbot
Director: Simon Moore
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
In 1959 Brighton, disgraced cop turned P.I. Tony Aaron falsifies adulteries for use as evidence in divorce cases. His wife pretends to be painter Carlo Stasio?s lover but the pair are killed in a hotel room. The most likel... more »
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'LA Confidential' set in late 1950's England.
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Liam Neeson stars in a dank little shocker of seamy sex and violence. If you enjoyed the vivid underbelly of Los Angeles in the '50's as strikingly portrayed in 'LA CONFIDENTIAL' you may enjoy this star turn for Neeson set in England in 1959. Neeson portrays an ex-cop, Tony Aaron, turned private eye who makes the rent my staging acts of infidelity between his actress wife and respectable British society. Seems '50's England was definitely a fault based divorce system and Neeson shags the cash photoing his wife in bed with Barristers and other men desirous of shedding the old marital ball and chain. He then perjures himself testifying to the infidelity so that the elite can receive a divorce. The paint hits the canvas one cold rainy night when an international artist hits the sheets in yet another photo op with the open minded Mrs. Aaron and they are both found blasted and bloody in dawn's early light by the shocked and demoralized PI. The suspects are; Neeson's character Tony, the artist's lover Angeline played confusingly by San Giacomo, and the artist's bitter angry wife. Neeson's character investigates the murders aided by his former police partner and during the film beds the mistress, is beaten senseless by the police, is convicted of the murders and sentenced to hang . Can't tell you much more than that without ruining this suspenseful character study. Neeson is wonderful, complex and dead on hot. San Giacomo is too young for the part, looks unfocussed and uncomfortable in the period dress and doesn't generate the kind of heat that is necessary to be believeable. She's no Kim Bassinger. The R-rating is the result of the adult, tight, complex little plot that includes; scenes of Neeson's character Aaron a buff, a double homicide murder scene and the graphic enactment of a shotgun suicide. If you're over 18 and looking for film noir set in somewhere other than LA check out 'Under Suspicion'."
Great little sleeper
Sean P. Logue | Research Triangle Park, NC USA | 12/31/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I finally got around to watching this movie last night, and I have to say it was really a lot of fun. It is set in England, and is actually filmed there as well (instead of, say, Toronto). It covers two time periods, one older and one current, and sets up a very compelling murder mystery. You won't see the end coming, and yet you'll totally believe it when you see it. That's a combination that is very difficult to pull off.
It looks like a typical low-budget, late-night movie, but it really comes through. Give it a try if you like mystery thrillers. My guess is you'll be as pleasantly surprised by it as I was."
Five Stars Are Not Enough
R. Crane | Washington, DC United States | 03/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a superb thriller in every sense of the word. The suspense builds throughout and the ending is one of the best ever done. The story takes place in England in the 1950's-1960, when strict divorce laws required proof of adultery, which often was manufactured. Neeson is a cop who was forced out of the police department; we witness the reasdon why as the film begins. He establishes a new life as a seedy detective instrumental in photographing evidence for divorcing couples.
The acting is great, the plot terrific. Totally entertaining. Has the same sort of tension as "Body Heat" and until the end, one is never sure what really happened. Highly recommended."
A Great Whodunit
Jay Gerak | Lake Barrington, IL USA | 06/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is an excellent movie featuring actors who've become much more well known since they made this one. Liam Neeson's hard-luck private eye is an extremely sympathetic character who really is played for the patsy. He knows he's getting screwed all along, but can't seem to do anything about it. The ending is satisfying and make the movie. Don't miss it!"