Slow Burn Synopsis
An assistant DA (Jolene Blalock) claims that the dead man in her bed tried to rape her.
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Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
Beach blends all the performing styles smoothly: LL's blithe coolness, Blalock's sultry ambiguity, Liotta's slow-boiling intensity,...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Scott Brown
A strange, sprained, but sprightly fusion of "The Usual Suspects" and the "Tragic Mulatto," Slow Burn wants badly to turn its standard...
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
No one and nothing can be taken at face value in Beach's twisty tale of secrets and lies, which buries its very interesting idea in a...
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L.A. Weekly

Yep, it’s Keyser Soze time.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
The sort of cheesy thriller that would prove mildly diverting on late-night cable, Slow Burn at least features a terrific cast to enliven...
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By Eddie Cockrell
What begins as a moderately interesting set of interconnected mysteries involving race and identity soon grows eye-rollingly laborious, not...
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
An amusingly preposterous last act keeps you guessing, or maybe keeps you ducking, as it lets rip an avalanche of startling revelations and...
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Boston Globe

A veritable rip-off of 1995's "The Usual Suspects," Beach's crime caper not-so-subtly apes Bryan Singer's use of multiple red herrings and...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
For all it does right, there's something seriously wrong.
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Austin Chronicle

The cast, particularly Liotta, walk around with befuddled expressions on their faces, perhaps wondering what on earth they’re doing in this...
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IIII loved it

By ILuvMoviez
i was a little skeptic about this one but it is worth your money :] it was a really good "who did it" film. the twists had twists and kept you very interested till the last second. i loved the acting...

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By Theresa C
This movie was awesome! I love anything with LL in it, but it was really a movie that made me think for a change, and kept me guessing. I loved it. Best who done it since Out of Time with Denzel. A...

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By jojolo6511
Very good acting Great performances from LL Cool J and Jolene Blalock. Jolene Blalock will be around for many years to come. Very well done movie....

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By shortnsassy
slow burn was the best movie i have seen in a long time. It kept me guessing and on the edge of my seat. i will be buying the dvd....

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By Inawa Yasharahla
This movie is very good! From the begininng to end, it was hot!!! Every character played there part to the very end! The ending could have been better, but that is just my personal opinion!!!...

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By Jrmann04
good movie we need more movies... That are not a carbon copy of one that just came out last year......

Great movie

By lover4life87
This was a great movie...i usually have to see a trailer b4 the movie for me to be interested...but i didnt see this trailer and it was still good!!! Must go...

Great night out

By cnbenson
Great acting, engaging story. Kept us guessing until the very end. My only criticism is that the writing seemed a little unpolished. Saw this the same night as Fracture, and it certainly did not pale...

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By donraphaelw
A bad "Usual Suspects" kinda flic with no acting .Ray Liotta is no Kevin Spacey...

Slowest Burn

By treybert
Not my kind of movie.....tho I was interested based on the previews. Guess my question at the end was....wonder what exactly is her makeup? I don't enjoy trickery personally - so leaving me...

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Rated R | For sexuality, violence and language
What Parents Need to Know
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