Paparazzi

2006-03-30 13:01
 

Synopsis:

For rising action superstar Bo Laramie (Cole Hauser), a quartet of paparazzi is at first an annoyance, then an ever-disturbing presence. But when they threaten his family's safety, it will be the last mistake they ever make.

All efforts to convince the photographers to spare his family are ignored, and when Bo has a fight with a "superstar" paparazzi, Rex (Tom Sizemore), the actor is sentenced to anger-management therapy - while Rex walks away unpunished.

The paparazzi become increasingly relentless, ruthless - even criminal. One night, while trying to get "the shot," they force Bo and his family into a high-speed car chase that ends in a terrible accident, sending his son into a coma. Veteran Los Angeles police detective Burton (Dennis Farina) believes Bo's version of the accident, but when Burton can't make the case against the photographers, Bo seeks vengeance on his own.

What the critics are saying:

"No serious exploration of the issue of the invasion of privacy of celebrities but a classic exploitation picture -- topical, punchy, occasionally unintentionally laughable and morally dubious."
- Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times

"It doesn't take long for the film to devolve into a ludicrously far-fetched Celebrity Death Wish."
- Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly

"Scummy sleaze doesn't get more amoral and savage than this petulant, loathsome tale. You can feel the hate."
- Susan Granger, susangranger.com


A crude and exploitative B-movie with an utterly ludicrous plot and totally warped sense of morality. Don't bother unless you enjoy watching undiluted hatred play out on screen.

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