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.

By: SM


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
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