Final Grade: B+
*As Charlie the dopey deputy, Stephen Furst bombs in a big way. His efforts at providing comedic relief fall flat and the very presence of his character is easily the movie's biggest shortcoming. I can't be the only one who shakes my head at the way Chuck Norris constantly assures this poor excuse for a human being that he has what it takes to be a good lawman. Making matters worse, the end result of this exercise in poor judgment is a gruesome demise for Charlie that subsequently requires Chuck to tenderly cradle the big dumbass in his arms for a tearful goodbye. If you can imagine that scene being anything less than an affront to acting, you have a fabulous imagination and you should definitely start your own blog.
|Chuck Norris may be the film's big selling point, but the tense and |
frightening aspects of Silent Rage are the picture's biggest strengths.