The Gingerbread Man Robert Altman directed this thriller based on a John Grisham story, and it’s tricky and satisfying entertainment. Rick Magruder (Kenneth Branagh), a boozing, womanizing Savannah… The Gingerbread Man Robert Altman directed this thriller based on a John Grisham story, and it’s tricky and satisfying entertainment. Rick Magruder (Kenneth Branagh), a boozing, womanizing Savannah… R Drama Mystery and Thriller Tom Berenger Kenneth Branagh Embeth Davidtz Robert Downey Jr. Robert Duvall Tom Berenger Embeth Davidtz Robert Downey Jr. Robert Duvall Daryl Hannah Famke Janssen
Movie Review

The Gingerbread Man (1998)

MPAA Rating: R
Kenneth Branagh, Robert Downey Jr., ...

SOUTH PARK: Downey and Branagh, as Savannah colleagues, approach the bench

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Rated: R; Genres: Drama, Mystery and Thriller; With: Tom Berenger, Kenneth Branagh, Embeth Davidtz, Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall

Robert Altman directed this thriller based on a John Grisham story, and it’s tricky and satisfying entertainment. Rick Magruder (Kenneth Branagh), a boozing, womanizing Savannah lawyer, becomes the lover and protector of Mallory Doss (Embeth Davidtz), a desperate waitress who claims she’s being stalked by her crazed-derelict father (Robert Duvall). Is Mallory innocent, or has she seduced Magruder on purpose? The real seduction is Altman’s. He lures us into thinking we’re watching a supple character study, but the movie is brimming with Grisham-esque twists.
Originally posted Jan 29, 1998
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