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Risk (2000)

A naïve insurance adjuster comes under the tutelage of his jaded boss and gets caught in a web of deceit and lust.

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Tom Long ...
Ben Madigan
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Louise Roncoli
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Colleen
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John Kriesky
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Chris
Brian Meegan ...
Instructor
Sharin Contini ...
Mrs. Whelan
Thomas Clunie ...
Mr. Whelan
Gael Ballantyne ...
Mrs. Arnold
Barry Latchford ...
Mr. Arnold
Kim Lewis ...
Woman - Child's Mother
Andrew Wholley ...
Man in Wheelchair
Monette Lee ...
Bruised Woman
Michael Denkha ...
Hospital Husband (as Michael Denka)
Sophie Gregg ...
Hospital Wife
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A naïve insurance adjuster comes under the tutelage of his jaded boss and gets caught in a web of deceit and lust.

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Rated R for strong sexuality, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »
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What risk?
14 March 2002 | by See all my reviews

The hero, Ben, is not so much a man as a man-shaped jellyfish. Maybe the plot requires him to do almost anything anyone else asks of him, but he could at least do so with some attitude - not necessarily "attitood", in the American sense; I'd merely like him to have some point of view or other towards his own spinelessness. (As Jack Lemmon does in "The Apartment". Maybe I would have enjoyed "Risk" more if I hadn't seen "The Apartment" a few hours earlier.) He could at the very least have been aware of it. But his character is so completely amorphous that it comes as a shock to hear him narrating events. The character we see on screen is scarcely capable of forming sentences, let alone using them to express ideas. And the heroine is a similarly empty creation. (I winced when the two of them fell for each other; they seemed to be doing it simply because the film noir genre required it. This is NOT a remake of "Double Indemnity", but someone evidently thought that it was.)

The gimmick behind the story is a good one and the direction is uninspired without being flawed in any particular way (at least, not obviously); had the central characters been characters, perhaps it might have worked well enough.


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