China Moon

1991

Crime / Mystery / Romance / Thriller

8
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 40%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 38%
IMDb Rating 6.2 10 4744

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Benicio Del Toro as Lamar Dickey
Madeleine Stowe as Rachel Munro
Ed Harris as Kyle Bodine
Charles Dance as Rupert Munro
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1hr 39 min
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23.976 fps
1hr 39 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Dusan Petrovic 3 / 10

Eye for an Eye

I just love Madeleine Stowe ( Cora in Last of the Mohicans ). In this movie she is the Irish blind violin player from NY, who has been suddenly attacked by serial killer. Ed Harris is smooth Cop, trying to protect her and bring to justice the violator. But, the problem is that she's blind. in the end the justice is served. I don't believe in law, but the order. Twisted killers don't deserve to be in jails. All they deserve is six feet under. I was really happy when i've watched this movie until it's very end. Love between man and the woman is stronger than life as itself.

Reviewed by Spikeopath 7 / 10

The porcelain prince and princess.

China Moon is directed by John Bailey and written by Roy Carlson. It stars Ed Harris, Madeleine Stowe, Benicio del Toro, Charles Dance and Patricia Healy. Music is by George Fenton and cinematography by Willy Kurant.

To be kind since China Moon is a very good film in its own right, that is for lovers of film noir and its off shoot neo-noir, it's a film where its only crime is not being as great as previous instalments of noirs classic era and neo. Story treads deliciously familiar ground, where Harris' intrepid cop falls deep for Stowe's sultry babe and before he can say " I would do anything for you", he's in it up to his neck.

In true noir fashion there's a twisty road to be navigated, nothing is as it at first seems, with hidden agendas, shifty shenanigans and emotional turmoil all playing a hand. The police procedural aspect intrigues greatly, with the devilish kicker of Harris investigating himself, while the intricacies of crime investigation - such as bullet science - is not given short shrift.

As a mood piece it scores high, the sweaty Florida settings ripe for Bailey (a cinematographer by trade) to mix a bit of poetic ambiance with misty shimmers, rainy bleakness and colour coded criminality that's not detrimental to true noir essence. Perfs are from the higher end of the scale, and the makers add enough original touches of their own so as to not let this become a pointless retread.

Closing superbly with a double whammy finale, China Moon is one that film noir lovers should sample. 7/10

Reviewed by Predrag 8 / 10

"He thought it was love. It was murder."

This film is a great example of the classic Film Noir plot: Murder and conspiracy to defraud an insurance company. China Moon never ceases to surprise us with plot twists. The difference is that Ed Harris is a murder detective but doesn't know what he's up against. He's put in the position to cover up a murder that he didn't commit but would ultimately implicate him. But the killer isn't telling him everything...

What I like in this movie, is the love story between Harris and Stowe. Both actors perform on such high level, that keeps your attention from beginning all the way to the end. Ed Harris is always better than his material. Madeleine Stowe's sexy performance would get a rise out of a stone idol. We want them to be together. And when Stowe get in big troubles, we want Harris to help her. At the same time we have to think, that she is just setting him up, but we want to believe her. The acting was excellent. The pacing just right to hold my interest and the ending was creative although a bit unbelievable.

Overall rating: 8 out of 10.

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