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Albino Alligator
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by Greg Muskewitz

2 stars

Albino Alligator is actor Kevin Spacey’s directorial debut. A trio of robbers (Matt Dillon, Gary Sinise, and William Fichtner) moronically flub their heist and get themselves pinned into a corner and for deeper trouble than their previous mal-intent, and a hostage situation arises in a local pub.

Thanks to the stifled script (theatrical in locale), there’s lots of talking, or moreover, yelling. The screenplay is littered in “fucks,” so as it comes to replace any other descriptive words. About an hour into the movie, one of the hostages suggests a plan that I came up with five minutes into the ordeal: since the cops don’t know what they look like, they can escape by passing themselves off as the hostages. It’s all very see-through, very predictable. Spacey’s lacking direction easily permits disappointment; his narrative is weak and jumpy, plagued by holes of reason and intellect. The claustrophobia he creates here lacks fear or tension and it does the reverse effect of the aura, leaving it way too wide open and susceptible. It lacks brains, wit and most importantly, interest.

With Faye Dunaway and Skeet Ulrich.

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1/15/04 Betty White Solid performances & direction, but gets tiredsome quickly. 3 stars
12/30/03 sarah matt dillon is supposed to do 'good stuff'?? 3 stars
4/25/03 mr. Pink Quite watchable thriller and debut. Dunaway and Dillon give very good perfs. 4 stars
9/05/02 Chancey Thunderpants Where the fuck was the alligator???????? 2 stars
9/30/99 the Grinch Mmm..ok, maybe catch it on Cinemax:Vanguard Cinema...a bit bland and dragged alot 3 stars
7/26/99 stuart buxton Shot tight and filmed in sequence. That tension builds means it grows, succeeds & resonates 4 stars
1/23/99 C Dub Disappointing, especially with that cast 2 stars
11/02/98 MR HOLLYWOOD !! Dunaway/Mortenson are the only charac. that kept me watching,kinda slow though......... 3 stars
9/13/98 Paul Leone Very underrated - I loved the cast. 4 stars
8/24/98 The Capital City Goofball Yeesh. Am I the only one that really liked this film? 4 stars
8/23/98 Mister Whoopee Wow. Harsh words all round. Sucked balls. 1 stars
8/19/98 f*r*o*s*t*y Fuck you, Matt Dillon! You're supposed to do GOOD stuff. Sheesh. 1 stars
8/17/98 Miss Stress bad bad horrible horrible horrible, and there was no alligator which pissed me off 1 stars
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  24-Jan-1997 (R)


  02-Jul-1997 (MA)

Directed by
  Kevin Spacey

Written by
  Christian Forte

  Matt Dillon
  Faye Dunaway
  William Fichtner
  Viggo Mortenson
  Skeet Ulrich

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