Slow Burn 2005

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Slow Burn ★ 2005 (R)

Filmed in 2003, did the festival circuit in '05, and finally saw a limited release in '07; the aging process didn't improve this confusing crime flick. DA Ford Cole (Liotta) is running for mayor but scandal threatens when ADA Nora Timmer (Blalock)—who's also Ford's occasional lover—is arrested for the death of her alleged rapist. But the case isn't so open-and-shut when Luther (LL Cool J) shows up, claiming Nora deliberately did the deed to cover up some secrets. The convoluted script just gets worse and the characters aren't interesting enough to make you care. 93m/C DVD . US Ray Liotta, Jolene Blalock, LL Cool J, Mekhi Phifer, Bruce McGill, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Taye Diggs; D: Wayne Beach; W: Wayne Beach; C: Wally Pfister; M: Jeff Rona.