The Confessor staring Christian Slater is flat out Crap.
It is clear to me that the cast and crew were suffering from dementia before they made this piece of work. I didn’t think the film would ever end. This movie had a decent cast that was totally wasted. Frankly I expect more from Christian Slater. He has made some great movies: Pump Up The Volume, Heathers, Wind Talkers, Broken Arrow (a John Woo Flick) and Murder in the First. Why Christian, oh why would you make such crap? I can understand if you needed the money, but that is about the only excuse I’ll accept.
Slater plays a worldly and urbane priest who can raise money like a demon. That said, there is no way the viewer for even a second believes that Slater is a priest. What ever his other talents are they don’t involve him playing a holy man. Another priest is involved in a murder and accused of the crime. Slater’s character is asked by the church’s big cheese to find out what went on and minimize the damage to the church. Slater even gets the help from his former journalist girl friend, Madeline Finney, (Molly Parker) who works at a TV station. Naturally there has to be some sexual tension when a priest and a woman are involved so Slater has to stay at her apartment overnight where he “accidentally” sees her in her birthday suit while she is taking a shower. Oh the drama–a chimp chained to a typewriter could write this stuff.
To anyone with half a brain, this movie is solved when the co-star is late for dinner as there was no doubt where he was and that he had just murdered someone. After that there was no suspense and it takes about 85 minutes of your life away that you will never get back before the “mystery” is solved. Speaking of confessions, I must confess that the weaknesses in the plot makes me wonder just how dumb the screenwriters, the director, Christian Slater, Molly Parker, and Stephen Rea were when putting this abortion together. Perhaps it was a comedy and I forgot to laugh.
The film is a load of muddled and pointless Crap.