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With Jim Sabatini


Tom Berenger and Greta Scacchi

Rated: R For sex and violence.
Reviewed by: Frank and Chris  
Release date: October 11, 1991

Bob Hoskins plays a part-time detective who helps Tom Berenger, an amnesia victim, reconstruct his life in Wolfgang Perersen's Shattered. Berenger,though physically recovered from a violent car accident in which his face is shattered by the glass from the windshield, cannot remember his life. Greta Scacchi, who plays his wife, lovingly and carefully nurses him back to health but as Berenger begins to remember his past he cannot put the pieces together. First he finds his wife having sex with another man and then he finds a bill for $7,000 from detective Hoskins. He is also incapable of doing the job he was expert at for years.

There is a major twist at the climax oaf the film but the twist was projected so obviously throughout the film that it comes as no surprise. This is a fine cast in a film with an interesting twist but the director is too obvious and heavy with the clues. They become blatant and the plot transparent far too quickly in the film. Anyone who can remember their high school biology classes would not make the mistake with formaldehyde that the killer made.

  Frank Chris Jim Nina Sam Howard Jennifer Kathleen  Avg. 
Shattered  C-   C                     C 

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