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He's a cop accused of murder. And the only man who knows he's innocent is the killer who framed him.
An attorney is terrorized by the criminal he put away years ago when he was a cop.
Denzel Washington stars as a cop who strips down to his underwear, to catch crazy ass looney professional hitman, John Lithgow. It's all caught on camera, and Denzel becomes a local media darling and instant celebrity. Meanwhile, Lithgow is rotting away in prison, pissed, and swears revenge. Fast-forward a few years, and Denzel is now an attorney, workin' for the DA. He's livin' the American Dream, but it's about to turn into a nightmare. Lithgow escapes prison, and concocts an evil plan to make Denzel's life a livin' hell. Ricochet is a lightning-paced-cat-and-mouse action feast, where it's not always clear, who's chasing who.
It's hard not to like Denzel Washington. He's one of the most likable actors in Hollywood. He's…
Denzel Washington man, no matter what it is he is in, I like it, I haven't given one denzel Washington movie a bad rating, I cannot freaking dis him.
Hm, that was one bald-faced exercise in trash, yet an endlessly amusing watch all the same. Denzel and Lithgow are devouring so much scenery that it cannot be denied that there is merit to this film. Ice-T brings his fair share of ham as well, and the levels of vulgar theatricality from all are scarily watchable. This needs to be seen by consumers of pure, shameless excrement disguised as movies.
John Lithgow tells a guy that he flossed with his wife's pubic hair in this film and then has an American Gladiator death match in prison. A true classic.
This obscure revenge-themed action-thriller is as bonkers as they come. Similar in vein to Cape Fear (the remake of which was ironically released in the same year), a young Denzel Washington plays DEA agent and family man Nicholas Styles, who became famous for putting away dangerous criminal Earl Blake years ago when he was an LAPD rookie cop. Years later, and the still imprisoned Blake is taking revenge, planning on breaking out and framing the well-respected officer in a series of devious behaviors that could destroy his almost-perfect life.
Washington is solid as usual, but the real standout performance in the movie is John Lithgow as the psychopathic Blake. His character is just so brilliantly deranged and over-the-top, sometimes even…
The film has more cheese than this review.
Having my favorite actor (Denzel), I was looking forward to this as it looked action packed.Well it had action as well as CHEEEEESEEEEEEEE.
Oh my god, the CHEESY plot, CHEESY directing and CHEESY acting had more holes than a LEICESTER CHEESE block.
Some of the lines in this so called action thriller are cheesy too....examples
"I guess a Beretta in the butt beats a butterfly in a boot, huh?"
Parole Board Official:
"The parole board's ready, Blake. I hope you remembered to floss."
Parole Board Official:
"I did! With your wife's pubic hair!"
Well I won't be in a hurry to watch this again and…
This movie is wild. It's also dumb.
Terrible yet somewhat entertaining... the power of Denzel
I loved this movie in high school, but it's even better after two terms of Obama's presidency and the rise of Donald Trump.
This movie is basically like reading a Choose Your Own Adventure novel about Barack Obama and making all the wrong choices.
In the opening scene, a handsome, charming, intelligent young black man (Denzel Washington) flirts with a strong, beautiful, intelligent black woman (Victoria Dillard) by telling her he wants to be the first black president. They later get married and have two daughters. He rises through the ranks of the D.A.'s office, with his eye on higher political office.
What precipitated his rise? Arresting a crazed white man who has ties to Aryan gangs (John Lithgow), in…
You killed my LIFE!!!
Went into this expecting an action B-movie and instead got an utterly inept but hilariously over the top psychological thriller. Takes entirely too long to get going, but once it does, it becomes a totally different movie. Nice to know Denzel Washington is still magnetic even when he's playing a ridiculous character and giving pretty terrible performance.
This shit be so crazy and cheesy it's kinda amazing.
Stupid janitor lady has no peripheral vision.
Denzel looks at a box of kiddy porn and the camera looks into the box and we see...actual kiddy porn. I'm going to hell for watching this.
John Lithgow was probably cast as the Trinity Killer because of this movie. Maybe not. He's still insane. He fights Jesse The Body Ventura in a medieval fight to the death while being cheered on by Neo Nazi's.
Kevin Pollak is Denzels partner and gets the best line of the movie. Which is actually saying a lot.
The worst part really is that this apparently was even more brutal as hell and it got edited down and is lost to film history. I'd pay for a directors cut.
Ricochet might be the B-est B movie ever made. It's such a huge juxtaposition to think that a year after this movie he would be Malcolm X. This movie is like a screenwriter just went through a list of cop movie tropes and then just went: "okay that, but MORE." It's just...so silly. A very, very silly film. One star for Denzel, one star for Lithgow's laughably sinister villain.
1991 was a primo year for ridiculous and sleazy action films and this one sits up near the top!
Step One: Go to www.random.org.
Found these lists (twelve total which I've compiled) a couple years back and they slowly became my bible for weird…