Quicksand

"Terrible"
Quicksand

Facts and Figures

Run time: 95 mins

In Theaters: Thursday 26th May 2005

Distributed by: Artisan Home Entertainment

Production compaines: Overseas FilmGroup, Cinerenta Medienbeteiligungs KG

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 1.5 / 5

IMDB: 5.2 / 10

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Starring: as Martin Raikes, as Lela Forin, as Oleg Butraskaya, as Michel Cote, as Joey Patterson, as Beth Ann, Rachel Ferjani as Rachel, Elina Löwensohn as Vannessa, Clare Thomas as Emma

Quicksand Review


From the exciting and rapdily growing genre of accounting thrillers comes Quicksand, a direct to video dud that belies the muddy careers of Michaels Keaton and Caine.

The eye-rolling setup gives us a banker (Keaton), who is sent off to Europe to check up on a film production his bank is backing. (Caine is the star of this film within a film.) Barely a day passes before a government official gets shot, and wouldn't you know it, Keaton is holding the rifle like a patsy. He goes on the run, with the crooks and the corrupt cops all after him. Keaton goes to outrageous lengths -- we're talking costumes, we're talking hiding in a vat of grease -- to evade capture, and eventually he hooks up with Caine and another film employee (Judith Godrèche, the requisite no-name femme fatale) to prove his innocence and out the real killers.

Yadda yadda yadda... throw in a kidnapped child (no way that kid is related to Keaton) and you've got the formula for what looks like a made-for-TNT flick shot in Slovakia on the cheap. Even fans of either Michael will find themselves alternately confused and bored out of their skulls.


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