Armond White Movie Review of film “Ricochet” starring Denzel Washington and John Lithgow (QUOTE from the Armond White book “The Resistance: Ten Years of Pop Culture That Shook The World”)

 

55)  Armond White Movie Review of the film Ricochet  starring Denzel Washington and John Lithgow  -1991-

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ricochet arrives in theaters with perfect B-movie timing as a hysterical reflection of real life events.  As Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas complains…

 

 

about having his reputation besmirched before TV cameras by the Senate judicial hearings, Denzel Washington can be seen on the big screen as Nick Styles, a Los Angeles assistant district attorney battling an outrageous, violent smear campaign waged against him by Earl Talbot Blake (John Lithgow), an insane, vengeful escaped convict…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…this affirmative-action movie (its title warns against the hazard of white backlash) satirizes how civil rights developments have creaged a monstrous sociological nightmare.  It’s a two-man test of cultural and moral power–a folly perpetrated by the absence of…”

 

 

To read more of Armond White’s take on the film, Ricochet, purchase a new or used copy of The Resistance: Ten Years of Pop Culture That Shook The World.

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