Don’t Say a Word
Director: Gary Fleder
Cast: Michael Douglas, Sean Bean, Famke Janssen, Jennifer Esposito
After his young daughter is kidnapped a top psychiatrist is blackmailed to acquire vital information from a mental patient, within 24 hours. This potentially interesting thriller turns out to be a real dog’s dinner. There are several story strands that don’t either add up or make sense: the patient is insane only when it’s convenient to the plot, a detective on the case is made redundant the moment she joins the main characters, the villains have been waiting for 10 years but now have to do everything in one day.