As Good as Dead


Unintentionally uproarious psycho-thriller with Andie MacDowell Discuss this article

Three rising stars of 1989 hit career rock-bottom in director Jonathan Mossek’s unintentionally uproarious psycho-thriller, in which an NYC photojournalist (Elwes) is kidnapped by avenging white supremacists. There’s some camp pleasure in watching Frank Whaley and Andie MacDowell – possibly the least threatening humans in history – sport neck tattoos and menace a bloated Elwes. But it’s hardly worth slogging through the unexplained bondage and a so-bombastic-it-seems-sarcastic score, only to be rewarded with a plea for tolerance that’s both insincere and inept.

By Eric Hynes
Time Out Doha,

As Good as Dead

  • Duration: 100
  • Released: Thu, 21 Oct
  • Classification: 15+
  • Language: English
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  • Director: Jonathan Mossek
  • Stars: Cary Elwes, Brian Cox, Andie MacDowell, Matt Dallas, Frank Whaley, Jess Weixler, Nicole Ansari-Cox, Clark Middleton, Mario D'Leon, Emma Kantor, J.W. Cortes,

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