Cutter's Way

Cutter's Way

DVD - 2011
Average Rating:
3
Rate this:
A Vietnam vet investigates when his best friend is accused of murder.
Audience: Not rated.
Publisher: Santa Monica : MGM Home Entertainment, 2011.
ISBN: 9780792850267
0792850262
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC Cutte
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (109 min.) : digital, sound, colour ; 12 cm.
Language Note: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
In English dubbed in French and Spanish with French and Spanish subtitles.

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

n
Nursebob
Dec 05, 2014

One dark and stormy night junior yacht salesman Richard Bone (Jeff Bridges, impossibly cute) inadvertently witnesses the aftermath of a young girl’s murder. At first suspected by the police he is later discarded when his recollections of the incident lead nowhere. Confiding in his friend Alex Cutter (John Heard, emoting), a Viet Nam vet whose experiences have left him an alcoholic cripple with a disposition that bounces wildly between embittered cynic and raging lunatic, the two men hatch a plan to solve the case. Against the wishes of Alex’s wife, a lackadaisical sot draped in adulterous intentions and a perpetual nightie, the guys join forces with the dead girl’s oddly non-grieving sister in order to track down the killer. Their efforts eventually lead them to the palatial estate of a very wealthy and very dangerous man where a final confrontation will surprise all involved. Ivan Passer’s drama, based on a bestseller, fails on whatever level you choose to judge it. As a policier it lacks both suspense and mystery leaving you to wonder just where the hell the cops were during all this. There is not enough cohesiveness to the cast for a decent character study: Bridges stares mildly into the camera (sans shirt thank God!); when Heard is not screaming or sulking his grizzled croak and exaggerated limp make him sound like a white trash Long John Silver; and the women are mere window dressing. Finally, despite its pervasive sense of melancholy and staged outrage, as a moral allegory there is just not enough meat to separate good from evil causing a key love scene to go limp and making an avenging entrance upon a galloping white mare sadly comical. Meandering, tedious, and dramatically overblown.

ssiegel Jun 12, 2014

One of the best, most underrated thrillers ever made; Jeff Bridges is perfectly cast as a layabout gigolo who witnesses what may be a murder, egged on to confronting the accused by his half-crazed Vietnam vet buddy John Heard. Existentially haunting.

d
docjnsuss
Jul 06, 2011

An adaptation from a novel that most likely was much better than this movie. The main characters, Cutter and Bone, are portrayed by John Heard and Jeff Bridges. Bone is witness to a body dump of a young girl. He ultimately believes that a rich oil man in town was the killer. In fact, the oil magnate may be responsible for several people's deaths. When a blackmail scheme fails, Cutter and Bone must take matters into their own hands. Good storyline, but not very well acted.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at VPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top