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Sex addiction tale left me cold
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written by Brockton January 11, 2004 - 9:16 AM PST
5 out of 5 members found this review helpful
Compelling performances by Kinnear and Dafoe in this fictional account of the life of Bob Crane. [I had to watch it, if for no other reason than having been immersed in Hogan's Heroes reruns as a child (my old man was a big fan).] The film will hold your interest, if you are not offended by the graphic depiction of the sexual revolution's dark side, if for no other reason than the suspense of waiting the next level of depravity to be revealed. I think the reason this picture left me cold is that, in this version of the story, Crane seems so utterly beyond redemption when he is slain. The film suggests that his desire for self-reform led to his murder, but the prior ninety minutes of the story do not support the idea that cleaning up his act would have been a likely outcome.

As I said before, great performances: Kinnear in a break-out role and Dafoe, as usual, brilliantly chilling. The way it is filmed is also interesting. It has that same gaudy look as Catch Me if You Can, and the use of hand held camera shots toward the end is effective for conveying Crane's emotional deterioration.

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