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Silent TongueThe lone lure of this supernatural Western is a truly possessed performance by River Phoenix in his last completed role. And while Richard Harris has...Silent TongueMystery and Thriller, WesternPG-13The lone lure of this supernatural Western is a truly possessed performance by River Phoenix in his last completed role. And while Richard Harris has...1994-07-08Dermot Mulroney
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Silent Tongue

Genre: Mystery and Thriller, Western; Starring: Alan Bates, Richard Harris, River Phoenix, Dermot Mulroney; Director: Sam Shepard; Author: Sam Shepard; MPAA Rating: PG-13

The lone lure of this supernatural Western is a truly possessed performance by River Phoenix in his last completed role. And while Richard Harris has been doing good work of late, his teaming with fellow Englishman Alan Bates seems to have inspired some recidivist scenery chewing. Auteur Sam Shepard tries mightily but is too inexperienced in the director’s chair to give Silent Tongue’s tale of death, revenge, and madness the visual flair it cries out for. C