Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Jesse Stone 6: No Remorse (2010)

Director: Robert Harmon

Writers: Tom Selleck, Michael Brandman

Composer: Jeff Beal

Starring: Tom Selleck, Kathy Baker, Kohl Sudduth, Stephen McHattie, Krista Allen, William Sadler, Mae Whitman, Todd Hofley, Saul Rubinek, William Devane

More info: IMDb

Plot: Police Chief Jesse Stone, who was suspended by the Paradise, Mass. Town Council, begins moonlighting for his friend, State Homicide Commander Healy, by investigating a series of murders in Boston, leaving Rose and Suitcase to handle a crime spree in Paradise on their own. Jesse pours his energy into his work in an effort to push away his twin demons: booze and women. When his investigation leads to notorious mob boss Gino Fish, Jesse's pursuit becomes hazardous.

My rating: 7/10

Will I watch it again?  Yes.

It's a safe bet that every scene with both Selleck and Devane will make each of these TV movies worth watching regardless.  Then add Jeff Beal's low-key score and you get a likeable thriller with good performances even if the story isn't as strong as it could be.  They mostly are though.  Saul Rubinek is back and he's always a welcome addition.  Having said all of that, Jesse's 'guessing' when it comes to solving crimes gets a little out of hand.  He figures everything out sooner than he should've.  He has a dream about who done it and off he goes.  The killer's motive works and his subsequent actions are pretty neat which makes it it a little tougher to bitch about.  This series has its ups and downs but it's the quality of the acting and production that keep the downs from being bad.

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