A Simple Plan ★★★

At times desperate, at times touching and violent, this is a competent thriller, and certainly one of Paxton’s prouder moments, but it is not without its faults. Paxton’s everyman, Hank, seems to get over the increasing number of bodies he’s responsible for with unrealistic ease, the townsfolk around him and his family all lack an iota of suspicion as clues begin to accumulate, and the general photography and pacing could have been wound a little tighter in defter hands, producing a greater end product. But criticisms aside, this is a worthwhile 90’s crime caper for anyone in need of a Paxton fix.