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A Murder of Crows From the director of Striking Distance & Road House, trumpets the box copy, as if the prospect of another ludicrous thriller from cut...A Murder of CrowsMystery and ThrillerR From the director of Striking Distance & Road House, trumpets the box copy, as if the prospect of another ludicrous thriller from cut...1999-07-16
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A Murder of Crows

Genre: Mystery and Thriller; Starring: Tom Berenger, Cuba Gooding Jr.; Director: Rowdy Herrington; Producer (person): Cuba Gooding Jr.; MPAA Rating: R

From the director of Striking Distance & Road House, trumpets the box copy, as if the prospect of another ludicrous thriller from cut-rate auteur Rowdy Herrington (now going direct to video) were likely to make movie buffs salivate. In A Murder of Crows Gooding plays a disbarred Louisiana attorney who passes off another man’s Grishamesque manuscript as his own; Berenger’s the crusty cop who discovers that the novel’s plot dovetails with a series of real-life unsolved homicides. A bunch of lackluster chase scenes (run, Cuba, run!) lead inexorably to a finale that’s almost, but not quite, as preposterous as the N’awlins accent employed by Eric (”Pointless cameo? When have I ever refused?”) Stoltz. C-