Gilbert Cruz
September 22, 2006 AT 04:00 AM EDT

A Slight Case of Murder

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
performer
Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy
director
Steven Schachter
author
William H. Macy, Steven Schachter
genre
Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a B-

While it would be easy to make the obvious pun here (”just a slight case of a comedic thriller”), this 1999 TNT original movie deserves more respect, for it’s actually a playfully tense noir pastiche. William H. Macy plays Terry Thorpe, a cable film reviewer who accidentally murders one of his girlfriends and uses his knowledge of thrillers to try to cover it up. Macy’s Thorpe is the best thing in A Slight Case of Murder, displaying a pleasant sort of amorality that one could easily sink into after years of watching movies for a living. EXTRAS None.

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