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Nicolas Cage leads this grisly crime mystery from director Joel Schumacher (The Lost Boys) and the writer of Se7en, playing a private eye hired to determine the authenticity of a supposed snuff film. Co-stars Oscar winner Joaquin Phoenix (Joker).

1999Rating: R18+, Medium level violence, Adult themes, Sexual references123 minsUSA, Germany
CrimeMysteryThriller
Director:
Joel Schumacher ('The Lost Boys', 'Falling Down', 'Batman & Robin')
Writer:
Andrew Kevin Walker
Cast:
Nicolas CageJoaquin PhoenixJames GandolfiniChris Bauer

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

press

This is one of those films where the mystery is much better than the solution.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

While watching this film, the star winces and cringes like someone who has never even seen Nicolas Cage strut through "Face/Off" or "Leaving Las Vegas" or "Wild at Heart" with worldly swagger.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

A dark, dank journey into the underworld of snuff films, undertaken by a private investigator who is appalled and changed by what he finds. It deals with the materials of violent exploitation films, but in a non-pornographic way; it would rather horrify than thrill.

The Washington Post

The Washington Post

press

This is one of those films where the mystery is much better than the solution.

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

While watching this film, the star winces and cringes like someone who has never even seen Nicolas Cage strut through "Face/Off" or "Leaving Las Vegas" or "Wild at Heart" with worldly swagger.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

A dark, dank journey into the underworld of snuff films, undertaken by a private investigator who is appalled and changed by what he finds. It deals with the materials of violent exploitation films, but in a non-pornographic way; it would rather horrify than thrill.

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