johnlink ranks HARD RAIN (1998)

This is one of those 90s action flicks that is certainly not remembered as a classic, but is a decent enough distraction. I’d seen it a couple of times, but was looking for something late at night to kill an hour and a half. I was in the mood for Morgan Freeman. Boom. Done.

I watched HARD RAIN (1998) on 4.16.11. It was my third viewing of the film. TRAILER HERE

Everything about this film is just enough above mediocre to earn a watching every so often, but not close enough to very good to make me ever bring it up in conversation. The script has some memorable moments. The acting has some spots of quality. The direction is capable. The star factor, with Morgan Freeman and Christian Slater, is there.

It’s also not particularly memorable. I last watched it around 2004, and in 1999 before that. All I remembered was that it was a heist film set in a sleepy town being evacuated because of a flood. I remembered that Morgan Freeman was the bad guy, Christian Slater was the hero, and Minnie Driver needed rescuing from a house at the end. Other than that, it just didn’t stick.

I guess that’s the best thing I can say about the film, and it could be worse. I always remember it as good enough to watch, but not good enough to remember. And hey, Betty White has had a resurgence in the past few years, and she has a nice little role in it. So there’s that.

Man, this is so average that I don’t really have anything to say about it.

But go ahead and watch it. You may not remember it for ever, but it’ll keep you entertained for an hour and a half.

SCORES

FILM: 4; MOVIE: 6; ACTING: 5; WRITING: 5

4+6+5+5+0=20

FINAL SCORE: 5

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~ by johnlink00 on April 17, 2011.

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