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The Settlement
The Settlement
Actors: Bill Bolender, Dan Castellaneta, William Fichtner, Kelly McGillis, David Rasche
Director: Mark Steilen
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama
R     2002     1hr 35min


Movie Details

Actors: Bill Bolender, Dan Castellaneta, William Fichtner, Kelly McGillis, David Rasche
Director: Mark Steilen
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Studio: Platinum Disc
Format: DVD - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 10/29/2002
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 35min
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: Spanish
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Movie Reviews

Dead Funny
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Settlement is a gem of a black comedy, darker than darker, with a rich script full of sharp Mamet-like dialogue and a sensational cast that keeps this noir-thriller bubbling along with unexpected twists. It's the kind of video store rental that you make almost accidentally, yet find yourself calling friends to recommend. Full of recognizable faces--John C. Reilly, William Fichtner, Kelly McGillis--the movie's dry sense of humor and dead-on cast combine to form a perfect evening's entertainment. You'll notice I've avoided any description of the plot--the less you know, the more fun you'll have. Suffice to say that it involves two schemers with a viatical life insurance company who end up employing desperate measures to insure their own financial security. Great performances, solid writing, stylish direction--The Settlement is the kind of I-Never-Heard-About-This-Flick-Before-But-It-Sounds-Interesting experience that pays off bigtime. Take a chance and enjoy!"
A nice suprise for many reasons
Mykal Banta | Boynton Beach, FL USA | 11/06/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I rented this movie on the strength of the story outline on the back of the box, and for the fact that it had John C. Reilly in it, who I think is the finest character actor in movies. I got much more than I expected. This movie has an excellent script and wonderful directing. The humor is dry, black and understated and very effective. To me the big suprises were the performances of William Fichtner as one of the partners in the insurance scam. Fichtner's performance brimmed with intelligence and depth, as well as a sure comic touch that was dead on the money. Also, Kelly McGillis turned in a job so full of savage sex and menace, I found myself wondering why she doesn't get more work. As for John C. Reilly - does this actor ever make a wrong move in front of a camera? No, he does not. This is his best work. A real gem."
AmyM | La Jolla, CA United States | 07/11/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This movie is far from the usual 'let's rent a movie tonight honey'. It is unique with an unpredictable plot, that has you guessing all along! Black comedy at its best and a movie like no other."
Get it! Watch it!
cori drasin | u.s.a. | 05/24/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is an undiscovered gem! I love the performances, the script, the mood, the way the plot develops...and of course, it has fichtner and reilly....please watch this...its what movies are all about."