Twilight (1998)

ROBERT BENTON

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB

USA, 1998.  Cinehaus, Paramount Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions.  Screenplay by Robert Benton, .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

Passable detective thriller in the Sam Spade vein stars Paul Newman as a disgruntled private eye investigating a teen’s disappearance and involvement in a crime. An all-star cast of Susan Sarandon, James Garner, Reese Witherspoon and is a plus, but the plotting is so deliberately slow and the story so bland that not much is worth remembering. Director Robert Benton chould have at least taken a hammier approach to the material and done a tribute to the genre but instead takes the material too seriously.

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