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Hear No Evil

Hear No Evil
Marlee Matlin, Martin Sheen and D.B. Sweeney

Rated: R 
Reviewed by: Chris  
Release date: March 12, 1993 Released by: Twentieth Century Fox

Marleen Matlin, Academy Award winning hearing-impaired actress of Children of a Lesser God, plays a physical trainer whose client, a freelance reporter, hides a stolen valuable coin in her apartment.

When the client's car blows up, a corrupt cop (Martin Sheen) who masterminded the museum theft, begins to harass Matlin, sure that she knows where the coin is hidden. D.B. Sweeney, a restaurant owner and friend of the reporter, comes to her rescue.

A large part of the film is devoted to a cat and mouse chase between Sheen and Matlin, none of which is unexpected or exciting. The choppy and disjointed editing also makes it difficult to follow.

For actors the caliber of Matlin and Sheen, the acting is surprisingly hammy and amateurish.

The film uses sound effects that simulate the sounds that a hearing-impaired person would experience, but it needs better acting and a smoother flowing story to make this movie work.

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