Stormy Monday (1988)

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By Scott Goldfine

Melanie Griffith and Sean Bean star as a couple who get mixed up in corrupt U.S. business affairs in England. The film uses a lot of imagery, shady characters and jazz music to create a film noir atmosphere.

Tommy Lee Jones and Sting are good as opposing businessmen, but they are constricted by a shallow script. “Stormy Monday,” as written and directed by Mike Figgis, is a case of style overwhelming substance. Rated R.

GRADE: B-

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