The Big Bounce

Elmore Leonard's first modern fiction novel was originally filmed in 1969 with Ryan O'Neal in the starring role. It flopped. This remake (directed by Miami Blues' George Armitage) fares no better; it drifts aimlessly, while Owen Wilson's small-time crook, drawn into a relationship with the thrill-seeking girl of a local property developer, never engages your feelings. Morgan Freeman, Charlie Sheen and Vinnie Jones co-star.

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Elmore Leonard’s first modern fiction novel was originally filmed in 1969 with Ryan O’Neal in the starring role. It flopped. This remake (directed by Miami Blues’ George Armitage) fares no better; it drifts aimlessly, while Owen Wilson’s small-time crook, drawn into a relationship with the thrill-seeking girl of a local property developer, never engages your feelings. Morgan Freeman, Charlie Sheen and Vinnie Jones co-star.

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