Also good performance from Skye McCole as Jessie the little girl. The baddies are bad, the good guys are pure of heart, and the cinematography is suitably dispiriting, all blue and gray and bilious green. Then the crooks follow the girl and her father to the subway station where they eventually kill the father in front of the girl. A group of men break into an old woman's home and she drops a tray of food on the floor. Ruthless crook Patrick Koster Sean Bean and his partner capture young Jessie Conrad Skye McCole Bartusiak and hold her for an unusual ransom. As for everything else, Brittany Murphy scores some points for playing a schizophrenic disaster of a girl who you'd still like to nail.
Also, the dilemma and treatment of the kidnapped daughter is much more brutal than in the movie. It all started out in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in November of 1991. Caroline is a wonderful mother and a generous wife who tries to work at her marriage and communicating with her husband. Her character is distracting from the movie its main story. How did they find that out is what I like to know. And supposing the code element was believable, how would the bad guys have gotten word about it? The case becomes more urgent when his 8-year-old daughter is kidnapped and the ransom is a piece of information his new patient has in her head. You get a real good feel for bank robbers who are almost without conscience, who love the thrill of the 'hit'.
Renowned psychiatrist Nathan Conrad visits an 18 year old woman who is mentally disturbed with his colleague Dr Sachs. Dr Conrad's daughter shows up missing. Don't Say a Word loses the audience inside of 15 minutes. Douglas stars as Nathan Conrad, renowned New York psychologist, devoted father of Jessie Conrad , and loving husband to Aggie Conrad. Actors such as; Brittany Murphy, Oliver Platt, Victor Argo and last but not least Famke Janssen.
Don't say a word really should be a great film based on the positives listed above, but it seems the whole equals less than the sum of its parts and it just comes out as average. A group of men prepare for an attack on a bank they load their guns and set explosives. A woman in a morgue identifies a body and screams when the face is uncovered. Similarly he uses a lot of handheld stuff to give the impression of more action than is really happening, he also uses other lazy tricks like having everyone shouting their lines at times and making everyone squeal their tyres etc when they drive! Aside from the entirely unnecessary butchy female cop character, and the abruptly terminated storyline about the psychiatrist's dead girlfriend, and the oddly well-informed ex-cons with their beyond-the-state-of-the-art surveillance equipment, I hardly know what to say. How do you feel about in a film? And what was her purpose in the movie, anyway? She is nothing short of award-caliber.
The story is not always credible, especially the parts involving Jennifer Esposito as the detective, who is really a sideshow anyway. Gwyneth Paltrow, Demi Moore and Daryl Hannah have all been love interests for him - why? After talking to her, Nathan thinks Elisabeth is very frightened of someone or something and, in fact, has learned how to fake some of her symptoms. Our ratings and reviews are based on the theatrically-released versions of films; on video there are often Unrated, Special, Director's Cut or Extended versions, usually accurately labelled but sometimes mislabeled released that contain additional content, which we did not review. A young girl in flashback watches her father's coffin being lowered into the ground. They had the whole surveillance setup only to abandon it when discovered by someone whom couldn't have done anything anyway.
Sean Bean is a great as the main villain and delivers an absolute fine performance. I'm not very good at judging people's acting, but I do recognize, when somebody acts bad. The girl runs away with the diamond hidden inside her doll. Although the critics hated it, it manage to become a commercial success doubling its budget in box office. The best part is the acting, especially by Brittany Murphy.
Unfortunately, it may be impossible to convince the delusional Elisabeth to cooperate: she hasn't spoken in 10 years. One night, he discovers his daughter has been kidnapped by a ruthless gang of thieves. Don't Say a Word is a psychological thriller starring Michael Douglas Wall Street, Basic Instinct and Brittany Murphy Just Married, Uptown Girls. It is a pity that the cast of this film did not hear that conversation. Ten years later the movie continues on with a well-known psychiatrist named Nathan Conrad on the day before Thanksgiving. The clock is ticking, and Conrad is faced with the near-impossible task of cutting through Elisabeth's elaborate psychological defenses, forged and refined over the course of a decade of institution-hopping, in a single afternoon: If he doesn't have the number for Koster by 5 pm, Jesse will die. No endorsement by Tribute Publishing Inc.