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STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
Unmissable 5 Stars
Excellent 4 Stars
Good 3 Stars
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Tragic 1 Star

FILM DETAILS
Certificate
Cast
Danny DeVito
Gregory Peck
Penelope Ann Miller
Piper Laurie
Directors
Norman Jewison
Screenwriters
Jerry Sterner
Alvin Sargent
Running Time
103 minutes

Other People's Money (1991
Meet Larry the Liquidator. Arrogant. Greedy. Self-cantered. Ruthless. You gotta love the guy.


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Plot
A corporate raider threatens a hostile take-over of a traditional steel company. The owner of the company enlists the help of his wife's daughter, who is a lawyer, to try and protect the company. The raider is enamoured of her, and enjoys the thrust and parry of legal manoeuvring as he tries to win her heart.


Verdict
With all the supporting characters shoved in to the background where their stories won’t upstage De Vito and a grasp of economics that seems to come from Janet And John At The Stock Exchange this is only intermittently worthwhile for its bitter wisecracks and even then it insists on twinkling its eyes so you know the film doesn’t really intend to be mean about capitalist slime.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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