Based on a short story of the same name by Stephen King, Dolan’s Cadillac is an okay movie. With a budget of just $10 million, they really did wonders. Especially when we’re talking about cinematography, with beautiful and mesmerizing shots of the desert, oozing that “King atmosphere”. Revenge movies are always fun. However, if you’re aware of the story-line and already know what the guy wants to do, then it kinda losses its momentum. This should be used to strengthen the characters and to focus on the small things. Just take Breaking Bad or Better Call Saul, with similar stories where we already know something is about to go down (usually Mike is doing some cool shit) and the camera hangs on certain things or slowly develops the atmosphere. With Dolan’s Cadillac, you get the feeling they were anxious to get to the good parts…

Dolan's Cadillac [2009] Movie Review Recommendation PosterTom Robinson and his wife Elizabeth are living a peaceful life in Las Vegas. However, everything is about to change as Elizabeth accidentally sees one of the most ruthless criminals in the city casually executing three guys. Frightened for their life, they go to the police and are soon put into the witness protection program. As you probably guessed…

I will spare you the details because this movie is already a bit stretched, being adapted from a short story and all. Christian Slater, busy as always, was phenomenal here. I just loved him as this ruthless criminal with a twisted personality. Wes Bently was too tight here, good, but too tight. Although I might be influenced by those judging eyebrows. With its realistic atmosphere and interesting choice of characters, Dolan’s Cadillac is a movie you should check out, especially if you’re Stephen King.

 

Director: Jeff Beesley

Cast: Christian Slater, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Wes Bentley, Greg Bryk, Al Sapienza

Fun Facts: Sylvester Stallone was originally slated to play the role of Jimmy Dolan. He was later replaced with Christian Slater.

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IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0963965/

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