Last Rites (1988)

Last Rites (1988)

Released: 1988
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Genre
Director: Donald P. Bellisario
Starring: Chick Vennera, Daphne Zuniga, Tom Berenger, ,
Run time: 103 min
IMDb: 5.1/10
Country: USA
Views: 44145

Synopsis

Storyline:
After witnessing her lover, Gino being murdered by his jealous wife, Zena, Angela seeks refuge in a church where she encounters a young priest named Michael, who gives her sanctuary. But the killing was not a simple act of passion, as the victim had ties to organized crime, and, surprisingly, so does Michael, whose father is a powerful don. When the priest finds himself falling in love with Angela, his religious vows and family ties are both severely tested.
User Reviews: You would think that with the mob, the Catholic church, machine guns, hookers, hit men (and women), full-frontal nudity, screaming inside a church, the lead actress crying that "I’m a whore!", a stuttering priest and a uniformly attractive cast that there’d be a reason to get excited about this thing. Alas, you’ll only be disappointed unless, like me, you want to see it because you’ve heard only bad.

Although it’s shot in a made-for-TV style, there a couple of interesting camera shots (set in Mexico) and even a moment or two where there’s promise of the story kicking in. Unfortunately, after the first ten minutes or so it’s too late to recover.

Poorly written, poorly acted, poorly conceived. If it had been just a little worse, it could actually be good. Otherwise, you can find a better way to spend a couple hours of your life.

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