Video Review

Astonished

MPAA Rating: Unrated
EW's GRADE
D

Details Movie Rated: Unrated; Genre: Drama; With: Liliana Komorowska

Fyodor Dostoyevsky is coyly listed as a story consultant on this Crime and Punishment set on Manhattan's Lower East Side, in which an actress (Liliana Komorowska) rapturously stabs a drug kingpin (Charles F. Dutton) to the strains of Beethoven's Fantasia in C Minor. Nice touch, but the rest of Astonished is self-satisfied, condescending, smirking film-school stuff. D

Originally posted Apr 23, 1993 Published in issue #167 Apr 23, 1993 Order article reprints
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