The Quick and the Dead (1995)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 0
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

 

VERDICT – 0/5

 

 
PROS –
1) Star-studded cast.

 
CONS –
1) It’s a bad western from all standards. It’s neither a conventional western nor it is revisionist. Too much style over substance.
2) You can smell the Harmonica like revenge plot from a mile. The primary “Lady” plot with Sharon Stone, in fact, is the most boring plot.
3) Leonardo DiCaprio as “The Kid” is quite annoying.

 

 
QUOTE –
Scars: I need a woman.
Ellen: You need a bath.

Basic Instinct (1992)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

Verdict – 5/5

 

Pros –
1) This erotic thriller is an homage to Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo (1958) – a detective with mental issues, blonde femme fatale, San Francisco, very similar musical score, driving scenes.
2) The interrogation scene.
3) Final scene leaving the audiences to decide who the real killer is.

 

Cons –
N/A

 

Quote –
Catherine: Killing isn’t like smoking. You can quit.

Total Recall (1990)

Total Recall

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1

Verdict – 4/5

Pros –
1) “North-By-Northwest” on Mars
2) Multiple Twists
3) Fast paced screenplay
4) Three-Breasted Hooker
5) Johnnycab

 

Cons –
1) Deserves a sequel

 

Quote –
Johnnycab: The fare is 18 credits, please.
Douglas Quaid: Sue me, dickhead!