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Reviewed by: JohnR
Date: 06/11/2005
Summary: Better name might be Second Chance

If you're looking for an intricate murder mystery or a movie with plot twists that keep you guessing, this isn't it. But it's still worthwhile.

It's really about choices and what a person would do if they had a chance to start over. I don't want to give away the plot, which moves slowly and in a straight forward way. But although the movie is called Murder, it's really about people, how they get caught up in situations they don't like, and what they do when given a chance to change.

There is drama throughout, an element of tension is pervasive. But if you keep waiting for an "ah ha!" moment you'll be disappointed; but then, it would be a different movie and someone else would have to make this one.

This won't make anyone's Top 25, but it's worth watching. The acting and directing are excellent; the script's good. 7 of 10.

Reviewed by: Inner Strength
Date: 11/16/2002
Summary: Poor

Starts off pretty good, but soon goes downhill. After 30 minutes it never really picks up again.


Reviewed by: pablo
Date: 12/09/1999

Lawyer Jessica Yau finds out about her husband's money launderingscheme and gets shot in the head. She survives, but loses her memory. She is cared for by Mei Mei Chen, a nurse she screwed over in a lawsuit before being shot. I haven't seen the movie _Regarding Henry_, but suspect the plot is very similar. Filmed in a very colorful house.

Reviewed by: spinali
Date: 12/08/1999
Summary: NULL

An unscrupulous investor tries to murder his lawyer wife, who's hidden away ten-million dollars and has even less conscience than he does. He fails. She revives from her coma an amnesiac, and now both her husband and a nurse she's maltreated want to kill and torture her, respectively. Interesting but creaky plot richly lives up to the film's title.


[Reviewed by Steve Spinali]

Reviewer Score: 5