Novelist Catherine Tramell is once again in trouble with the law, and Scotland Yard appoints psychiatrist Dr. Michael Glass to evaluate her. Though, like Detective Nick Curran before him, Glass is entranced by Tramell and lured into a seductive game.
Carly Norris is a book editor living in New York City who moves into the Sliver apartment building. In the apartment building, Carly meets two of her new neighbors, author Jack Lansford who writes thriller novels and Zeke Hawkins, the handsome owner of the apartment building. Carly finds that some of the women living in the apartment building have been murdered and the police suspect that there is a serial killer in the apartment building. Carly has a passionate and seductive love affair with Zeke, unaware Zeke has secretly wired the apartment building with hidden cameras and he has been watching the lives of each tenant living in the apartment building including Carly. Carly begins to suspect Zeke or Jack may be the serial killer responsible for the murders in the apartment building and she may be the killer's next victim. Written by
Stone moves into an apartment building, has weird neighbors, spooky
things start happening left and right, "perv" Baldwin watches her
through surveillance cameras etc.
Sliver had potential. While it's not a total time waster it is very
disappointing. Director Noyce doesn't seem to know exactly what kind of
film he's making here, always promising something that never comes.
Rumour has it that the film was drastically cut and re shot and the end
result here is not satisfying, though I don't know what was originally
planned, but it must have been better. It has it's moments, certain
scenes work very well and suspense is easily built but not sustained.
As said, the ending is ridiculous and really hurts the film.
Stone is simply a goddess and delivers a good performance but William
Baldwin is utterly intolerable, why this man was given leading roles in
big budget Hollywood films I will never know. The always reliable Tom
Berenger isn't given much to do and his role is a rather thankless one,
underwritten and somewhat degrading. Sadly his career went downhill
from here on.
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