145. A Simple Plan (1998)

Leonard Maltin's Rating : 
Should be : 

IMDB Rating : 7.5

Rotten Tomatoes Rating :  90%  (with critics)   80%  (with audience)

RT Critics Consensus: A riveting crime thriller full of emotional tension.

In his review Leonard says: "Thorton's exceptional performance makes the film worth seeing, but the story - and its mild mannered characters' sudden transformation - simply doesn't ring true."

I've talked before how I don't really watch that many movies that are rated under 3 stars, because there are so many rated at three and above. It's almost impossible to keep up, and catch up with all of those movies.

But here is a movie that deserves to be seen. Billy Bob Thornton is tremendous, but the neo-noir story is really interesting too. We watch people descend in to hell because of one bad decision that they make.

One thing that makes the movie interesting is that it forces you to put yourself in to the characters' shoes, and ask yourself what you would have done.

A really good movie that deserves a better ranking.

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