The Silent Partner

Film, Thrillers

Time Out says

Tarting up a flagging project has rarely been taken quite so literally as here, with the climactic revelation that the misogynistic, sadistic villain (Plummer) has a predilection for drag. If it weren't for the gimmicks (and the sadism is so gratuitous it could be nothing else), then the film could easily pass for a minor caper thriller of the '60s, all convoluted plot and calculated kookiness. But cyphers (both female leads) and question-marks (who'll get the money, who'll survive - who cares?) dominate the script as every labyrinthine twist becomes more plodding.


Release details

105 mins

Cast and crew

Daryl Duke
Curtis Hanson
Elliott Gould
Christopher Plummer
Susannah York
Celine Lomez
Michael Kirby
Sean Sullivan
John Candy