Hear No Evil (1993)

ROBERT GREENWALD

Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5

USA, 1993.  Twentieth Century Fox, Great Movie Ventures.  Story by , , screenplay by Randall M. Badat, .  Cinematography by .  Produced by Robert Greenwald, .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

Routine, tired premise is given a false new jolt by giving the leading lady a physical challenge. A hearing-impaired personal trainer () inadvertently comes into possession of a rare, stolen coin. Now her life is in danger, and not even her dopey-faced restaurant-owning boyfriend () can do much to save her. Having a deaf heroine is certainly a leap forward for a Hollywood movie, and Matlin’s interesting personality gives the film a major edge that it doesn’t necessarily deserve, but it’s still as predictable as any film that follows the Wait Until Dark plotline. For once it might be nice to see a movie where a heroine gets into trouble for something she herself does wrong, as opposed to this Flight of The Innocent crap we’re constantly having shoved down our throats.

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