Twilight (1998)

TWILIGHT is a dull detective tale, set in L.A. and starring Paul 
Newman as an ex-cop/dick/drunk, who gets involved in a murder mys-
tery when asked by his best friend (Gene Hackman) to deliver a 
package to a woman, no questions asked.  The matter is complicated 
by the fact that Newman's character both lives with and works as a 
handyman for his best friend's family.  And he's attracted to his 
best friend's wife (Susan Sarandon).  And there may be a skeleton 
in the closet involving her first husband, whose been presumed dead 
for decades.  Boring stuff, but a star-studded bore.  Too bad the 
script isn't more exciting.  There's little snap and virtually no 
surprise to this undercooked potboiler from co-writer/director 
Robert Benton (NOBODY'S FOOL).  Well, okay, at the 60-minute mark, 
Liev Schreiber gets a face-full of chicken wings.  That was good 
for a laugh, and then I left.  With James Garner, Stockard Chan-
ning, Reese Witherspoon, and Giancarlo Esposito.  (Rated "R"/94 

Grade: W/O

Copyright 1998 Michael J. Legeros
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