Bad Company

1995

Crime / Drama / Thriller

7
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 27%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 31%
IMDb Rating 5.4 10 2791

Synopsis


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Director

Cast

Ellen Barkin as Margaret Wells
Laurence Fishburne as Nelson Crowe
James Hong as Bobby Birdsong
Frank Langella as Vic Grimes
720p.BLU
995.79 MB
1280*544
English 2.0
R
23.976 fps
1 hr 48 min
P/S 4 / 43

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by gridoon 7 / 10

Underrated.

Underrated, gripping thriller was a big box-office failure but it deserves a second chance on home video. Tightly plotted (there's always something happening, but the complications never get too confusing) and smoothly directed, it's a movie that knows how to keep you absorbed, even though its nihilistic ending is slightly cliched. Give it a try. (***)

Reviewed by NewEnglandPat 6 / 10

A great cast boosts an average thriller

Decent thriller has a basic story of double-dealing partners with different agendas and bribery of a judge with a gambling problem. Ellen Barkin, Laurence Fishburne and Frank Langella are the principals involved in an organization that specializes in blackmail and bribery schemes, with double crosses thrown in for good measure. A key element in the picture is the offer of a bribe to a judge for his vote in a controversial court case, with the predictable drama and mystery following thereafter. The film also has wild sex scenes that are intended to add spice to a complicated mystery involving shadowy CIA and espionage figures. Gia Carides has a key supporting role as the judge's mistress who later acts out her part of a woman bent on payback. Remainder of the cast is okay and the tech credits are fine.

Reviewed by jotix100 6 / 10

Unanswered questions

I saw the film when it was first released. Recently it showed up on cable and decided to take a second look. As it was my impression then, I still think this elegant thriller could have used a more logical plot because there are many questions that even a second glance doesn't answer.

The film owes a great deal to the stylish production it was given by director Damian Harris and his team. The Vancouver location doesn't take away from Seattle, where it's supposed to take place. The excellent cinematography of Jack N. Green adds dimension to the movie.

Laurence Fishburne, as the cool Nelson Crowe, is a major asset to the picture. So is Ellen Barkin, an actress that is always good to watch and is sadly missed from the screen, as she hasn't made a film in years. Frank Langella, Michael Beach, and above all, Gia Carides, made tremendous contribution to the film.

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