Felon Stephen Dorff, as a building contractor who accidentally kills a home intruder, cuts a deal to do time for involuntary manslaughter in Felon . In… Felon Stephen Dorff, as a building contractor who accidentally kills a home intruder, cuts a deal to do time for involuntary manslaughter in Felon . In… 2008-07-18 R PT104M Drama Val Kilmer Stephen Dorff Harold Perrineau Sony BMG
Movie Review

Felon (2008)

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
C

Details Limited Release: Jul 18, 2008; Rated: R; Length: 104 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Val Kilmer; Distributor: Sony BMG

Stephen Dorff, as a building contractor who accidentally kills a home intruder, cuts a deal to do time for involuntary manslaughter in Felon. In the California State Prison at Corcoran, he survives by becoming a combatant in human dogfights, and though the film claims to be based on true events, the prison-gang sadism is laid on with a trowel. Val Kilmer, as a polite horn-rimmed sociopath with a heart of gold, keeps showing up to drop Nietzschean pensées. C

Originally posted Jul 25, 2008 Published in issue #1004 Aug 01, 2008 Order article reprints
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