A late-career change of heart leads to a dangerous life on the run for two seasoned assassins whose complex relationship masks a dark past in Shadowboxer, Lee Daniels‘ pulpy film noir. But when Rose is diagnosed with terminal cancer; she decides to carry out one final killing.
Sounds like a good idea and a great cast; Helen Mirren, Cuba Gooding, Stephen Dorff.
Unfortunately, it fails miserably. Even the fine acting can’t save this creepy, icky flick.
I’d sooner sit through 32 hours of Congressional committee testimony about imported yarn than watch “Shadowboxer” again.
Violence, sex….it only merits the half star on the Word of Mouth Scale because of the great cast…and Cuba Gooding’s great backside
Rotten Tomatoes: Critics 19%; Audience 40%