Boiling Point (1993)

300px-Boiling_Point-posterBy Scott Goldfine

A treasury agent (Wesley Snipes) tracks his partner’s killer in this film noir. The assassin is a dupe for a paroled conman (Dennis Hopper), who unbeknownst to Snipes, keeps crossing his path. The usually sterling Snipes sleepwalks through his role, but Hopper brings pathos and dimension to his sleazy character.

The title is a misnomer since this deliberate film never rises above a simmer. Lolita Davidovich and Viggo Mortensen are also along for the ride. Rated R.

GRADE: C+

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