Saturday, January 8, 2011

Film Review - A Shock to the System (1990)

A Shock to the System stars Michael Caine as Graham Marshall, a marketing executive who is waiting for a big promotion, but when it's stolen from him by a young wheeler dealer type, he plots a sinister scheme to get what we wants.

A Shock to the System is a very funny but also very dark movie, effortlessly anchored by Caine, who captures the black comedy tone perfectly, making him an absolute joy to watch, Caine also narrates the film and it also is fun to listen to, I also enjoyed Elizabeth McGovern as Stella, the young woman who he tutors in "the magic" as well as the rest of the cast but this is easily Caine's movie through and through.

What else can I say really, I found this movie to be a real joy to watch, 3 and a half out of 5.

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