5 sentence review of TNT Mystery Movie Night: Ricochet

TNT Mystery Movie Night

5. “Ricochet,” based on the novel Sandra Brown, watched more like a saucy romance novel than a hard-boiled crime thriller, but it was a pleasant enough sophomore outing for “TNT Mystery Movie Night.”

4. That said, Julie Benz made an excellent femme fatale playing the wife of a corrupt judge (Gary Cole) mixed up with a gangster (Haaz Sleiman).

3. John Corbett plays the cop who falls for the Benz against the protestations of his partner, baseball-loving Kelly Overton, who is way too attractive to pull off the tomboy character she was given.

2. The steamy background of Savanna, Ga., added a little Southern Gothic touch to the story added some swelter to the otherwise neutered basic cable sex scenes.

1. I probably wouldn’t pick “Ricochet” off the shelf of the local library, but TNT did a good job making a decent movie out of a story that typically wouldn’t trip my trigger.

Julie Benz made an excellent femme fatale in TNT's "Ricochet."

3 thoughts on “5 sentence review of TNT Mystery Movie Night: Ricochet

  1. Good to know, I like crime fiction and hard-boiled-ish stories if told well.

    Plus I REALLY like Julie Benz so thats something to look forward to!

    Thanks, cheers.

  2. I couldn’t make it past 20 minutes using the FF button on this stinker. It was bad, bad, bad! The script was sophomoric, the acting worse and the cinematography, well, there wasn’t any.

  3. Interesting point, GA. On a related note, why do sophomores bear the brunt of silly things people think are below cultural standards. Juniors can be just as foolish and few are as ignorant as freshman? And what about seniors? They have “senior skip days,” which is advocating truancy. I don’t know. I think the sophomores have a bad rap.

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