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Lured Innocence (1999)
by Buzz McClain review

Boring and derivative -- laughably, the murder is stolen outright from Henri-Georges Clouzot's Les Diaboliques -- this thrill-less thriller goes nowhere fast, although there are a few scenes of mild titillation involving Marley Shelton as the small-town girl with uptown taste. Director Kikuo Kawasaki captures none of the flavor of the rural South, struggle as he may, and Devon Gummersall, who is in nearly every scene, is oddly anti-charismatic. How the filmmakers managed to secure the veteran talents of Dennis Hopper is a wonder, but luckily for them there are Hopper-heads out there who will watch anything with their hero in it. They should opt for Space Truckers instead. Lured Innocence is a painfully slow and joyless film.