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You got yourself a bestseller.
What looks like a b-grade buddy film (there were plenty around this time and usually looking to be humorous), is far from it. Director John Flynn’s ‘Best Seller’, which was written by Larry Cohen (who makes a crackerjack combination), is actually a stark, stinging and darkly witty and violent crime caper with an out-the-shadow concept. Novel writing (mainly the sharp exchanges and character inserts) and its zesty tempo couldn’t be faulted. Even with its talky core, Flynn keeps it gustily hard-boiled and rancorous with its occasional action sequences and lean suspense. Knowing that it heavily relies on the performances to be successful, Flynn sets-up the film around the pairing of James Woods and Brian Denneby. Woods effortlessly vivid and unbalanced performance frighteningly commands attention and Denneby is sensationally rock-steady. The two worked off each other impeccably and build a sympathetic, but also conflicting edge that never feels forced. Cohen’s biting script illustrates and develops quite a stimulating, random and unusual relationship between the two. While his usual social commentary (quite a familiar one) and plot devices playing second fiddle to the complex arrangement. The rest of the support cast don’t quite have the same impression, but Paul Shenar and Victoria Tennant are good in their roles. The weak points would have to be that of Jay Ferguson’s ugly sounding synthesiser score and a mishandled conclusion. A solidly rewarding crime thriller drilled home by two tremendous lead performances.
Plenty of unanswered questions drag it down ………..
Both James Woods and Brian Dennehy seem uncomfortable with a script that appears to be underdeveloped. There are way too many unanswered questions relating to who knew how to show up at just the right time at just the right location. The fact that Dennehy goes flying all over the country. leaving his sixteen year old daughter alone, is a real stretch. And speaking of the daughter, played by Allison Balson,her performance can only be described as unbelievable, and not in a good way either. Victoria Tennent’s relationship with Dennehy is another loose end that is really never explored. “Best Seller” is nothing more than a very contrived script, with two good actors mostly wasted. – MERK
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 35 min (95 min)
Genre Action, Crime, Drama
Director John Flynn
Writer Larry Cohen
Actors James Woods, Brian Dennehy, Victoria Tennant
Country United States
Awards 2 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex 35 BL3
Laboratory Consolidated Film Industries (CFI), Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm