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Palmetto

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6.11 h 53 min1998R
Woody Harrelson is Harry, a Florida drifter who goes from perpetrator to patsy when lured into an abduction scam proposed by a mysterious blonde.
Directors
Volker Schlondorff
Starring
Woody HarrelsonElisabeth ShueGina Gershon
Genres
SuspenseDrama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Rolf HoppeChloë SevignyTom WrightMichael Rapaport
Producers
Matthias Wendlandt
Studio
WARNER BROS.
Rating
R (Restricted)
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4.3 out of 5 stars

233 global ratings

  1. 57% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 23% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 12% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 4% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 4% of reviews have 1 stars
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MaryAnne CohenReviewed in the United States on January 25, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Great fun noir movie
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Woody Harrelson is my favorite actor of all time! He is so enjoyable to watch with his sexy swagger mixed with bumbling incompetence. I wish someone could help me understand the end: was Elizabeh Shue actually the old man's wife? Who was the older woman dressed like her who appeared at the end? If the body of the daughter (Chloe Sevigny) was dissolved in acid, then who was the girl discovered in the beach side cottage? HELP!!
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DVJ77Reviewed in the United States on October 31, 2015
3.0 out of 5 stars
A mixed bag
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Still not sure if this is supposed to be a tongue-in-cheek send up of film noir, or if they were actually taking themselves seriously. Three stars for the hot women, an appealing performance (mostly) from Woody Harrelson, some comedic scenes, and for shooting it somewhere other than California. Points deducted for not tying all the loose ends together, and leaving a bunch of plot elements unexplained. Points also deducted for some inconsistent performances, including Elisabeth Shue (who I usually love) but who sometimes over played her part and left me wondering what she was aiming for. Films like this -- with a bunch of seemingly confusing and contradictory elements -- really owe it to the audience to finally explain everything and make it all work in the end. You can then appreciate the cleverness of the story. Unfortunately, Palmetto fails to do this, which leaves you resenting the film makers for wasting your time and taking the easy way out. Still, it was funny at times, and entertaining at others, and -- did I mention the hot women?
Amazon Customer jobeyReviewed in the United States on February 16, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
20--How about that for a perfect face! I really love this so far--there is ...
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I have not seen this in a long time. And since I haven't finished it yet, I won't put I "loved" it yet. But anyone out there--esp Men--Take a look at ch.6 and freeze at 20:20--How about that for a perfect face! I really love this so far--there is so many subtleties,mainlly by Elisabeth, it is very very well-done!
larry bReviewed in the United States on March 28, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
Elizabeth Shue
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Elizabeth Shue was smokin’
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Bill ThomasReviewed in the United States on September 4, 2014
4.0 out of 5 stars
The Tangled Web We Weave
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Palmetto presents a very interesting and complex plot line, one which is difficult to figure out until the very end. Woody Harrelson plays a likeable, although slightly defective, character who gets caught up in a ransom plot which, on its surface, seems simple enough, but turns dark and deadly with Harrelson's character caught up in events which he cannot control. It is compelling viewing.
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Ruskin, FL.Reviewed in the United States on September 21, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Old Florida Film Noir
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This is one thousand percent (1,000%) film noir! The actors portrayed their characters well: Harrlson the nice guy with flawed, weak character; Shue a charming, clever sociopath; Gershon a decent person and an artist in love with Harrelson; and all the others--just watch. I absolutely loved the locations; just like old Florida with a 1950s vibe, but more recent.
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on September 13, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
PALMETTO
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Ok, for the price, if you like Woody Harrelson.
Adam E.Reviewed in the United States on July 11, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great movie.
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Good movie, worth the rent.
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