In the Electric Mist (DVD)

Southern discomfort

This straight to DVD thriller may have the ever-excellent Tommy Lee Jones in the lead role, but that doesn’t make it any less mediocre. Adapted from James Lee’s novel, Jones stars as Louisiana Detective Dave Robicheaux, a hard-bitten cop battling his own demons while trying to solve the murder of a local prostitute. Jones does as best he can with the material, but the soupy mix of unconvincing Southern accents, incoherent editing and the ghosts of confederate soldiers soon bring a sense of irritation that overwhelms even his solid performance. 2 stars

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Stars Tommy Lee Jones, John Goodman
Director Bertrand Tavernier
Distributor High Fliers
Format DVD & Blu-ray
Released February 8

This review originally appeared in movieScope 15