He Was a Quiet Man

Film, Drama
2 out of 5 stars

Time Out says

2 out of 5 stars
Giving a creepy fantasist everything he has ever dreamed of is the intriguing set-up squandered by this odd and aimless film. When the office punchbag, Bob Maconel (Christian Slater sporting giant specs and a receding hairline), decides to murder his co-workers, he not only fumbles loading the gun, but finds himself beaten to it by the man who sits on the next desk. Maconel then sees his office crush (Elisha Cuthbert) hit the floor, kills the man and is hailed a hero. He even gets the (now paraplegic) girl. The only glitch is that he is still the same psychopathic loner. Slater does well to soften the lines of his no-hoper caricature, but writer-director Cappello steers his film to nowhere particularly memorable.

By: Cath Clarke



Release details

Release date:
Friday December 7 2007
91 mins

Cast and crew

Frank Cappello
Frank Cappello
Christian Slater
Elisha Cuthbert
William H Macy
Sascha Knopf
Jamison Jones
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