The Underneath


Crime / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 63%
IMDb Rating 6.1 10 3


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May 15, 2021


Elisabeth Shue as Jenny Cadine
Peter Gallagher as David Lewis
Shelley Duvall as Ida Coyle
William Fichtner as Mr. Guidry
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910.23 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
99 min
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English 2.0
23.976 fps
99 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by lastliberal-853-253708 6 / 10 / 10

when I think about trying with you again, I have no idea if it's a moment of strength, or a moment of weakness.

Not really noir, as it is in color, so we can call it neo noir and be done with that. Michael (Peter Gallagher), the prodigal son, returns home for his mom's wedding after being exiled for some past trouble. The flashbacks throughout the movie show us what happened, but it really doesn't matter. What matters is the fact that he takes up again with his old flame, Rachel (Alison Elliott), who is now married to a local hood (William Fichtner), a fact she neglected to tell him. To get out of trouble with the hood, he agrees to do an armored car robbery. His own brother (Adam Trese) suspects him. One of director Steven Soderbergh's early works, it will not blow you away, but it will entertain you. I suspect the ending will leave you furious.

Reviewed by youdontsmellbad 10 / 10 / 10

Competent first half with disappointing payoff

I saw this film as a part of a school course on film appreciation, focusing mostly on film-noir. It built slowly with a fascinating story, and honestly I was intrigued by many of the sequences especially the scene where the main character watches the football game and the rendezvous under the bridge. I was also interested in all of the supporting characters like elizabeth shue's role and the smarmy brother. The action toward the end built up to a climax that would bring it all together. And, the most I could say for the climax was that it did. But it also spiraled into a conventional, predictable, and altogether disappointing ending. I walked away unhappy with the whole experience. This was the first time I was disappointed with Soderbergh's work, so for a more satisfying experience, in a similar genre, see The Limey.

Reviewed by craigjclark 10 / 10 / 10

Underrated Soderbergh

A complex character study with a twisty-turny plot and more double-crosses than one can comfortably shake a stick at, "The Underneath" is definitely one of Steven Soderbergh's more complex films. He pulls out all the stops, using split lenses (particularly during one bravura dinner sequence), different color film stocks, imaginative framing devices -- you name it. Sure, one might complain that the result is cold and calculating, but I'm not that one. Fans of Soderbergh's "Schizopolis" will recognize Mike Malone (T. Azimuth Schwitters) as the guy who attempts to hit on Allison Elliott in the club and is rebuffed, and David Jensen (Elmo Oxygen) as the satellite dish installer. ("Just don't stand in front of it.") And Joe Chrest -- so memorable as Ben the bellhop in "King of the Hill" -- is great as the mysterious Mr. Rodman.

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