FATALE – Review by Diane Carson

Individuals with a couple hours to waste in a thoroughly preposterous plot will find a home in Fatale, with its retrograde plot and few redeeming features. I was attracted to it by two actors I admire immensely—Hilary Swank and Michael Ealy. Scripts crossing their desks must be terrible for them to accept this misadventure. Nevertheless, they soldier on, delivering good performances in ludicrous roles.

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FATALE – Review by Susan Granger

As the titular femme fatale, Hilary Swank seems ready to boil a bunny in this pulpy-noir thriller. Problem is: two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank (Boys Don’t Cry, Million Dollar Baby), who also served as a producer, is decidedly unsexy in a role that calls for a sultry, seductive quality that she’s apparently unable to summon.

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JACOB’S LADDER – Review by Maitland McDonagh

A remake of the 1990 psychological horror film, this new Jacob’s Ladder (which debuted on DISH network before receiving a theatrical release) manages to seem longer than the original—despite being nearly 15 minutes shorter—and is ultimately both less eerily stylish and less compelling.

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