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"Some Flames Refuse to Burn Out"
  • 2017
  • 2 hr
  • 5.0  (266)

Illicit is a thriller movie that explores the dangers of temptation, desire, and secrets. It was released in 2020 and stars David Ramsey, Shireen Crutchfield and McKinley Freeman. David Ramsey plays the role of Guy Clemens, a successful lawyer and family man who seemingly has it all. He is married to his beautiful wife Rena (Shireen Crutchfield) and has a teenage daughter. However, Guy is struggling with temptation and desires that are eating him from within. His well-put-together image masks his hidden desires and secrets that threaten to undo everything he has worked hard to build.

The movie starts with a scene that shows Guy at a nightclub where he meets Lola (Shireen Crutchfield), an attractive woman who immediately catches his attention. However, Guy is quickly reminded of his responsibilities and decides to leave the nightclub before going too far. Unfortunately, it’s too late, and a compromising photo of Guy and Lola is taken by Tyler (McKinley Freeman), Lola’s ex-boyfriend.

Things start to unravel for Guy when Tyler threatens to leak the picture to the media, which would ruin Guy's reputation and his family's life. Realizing the danger he and his family are in, Guy attempts to buy Tyler's silence, but Tyler is not interested in money. Instead, Tyler demands that Guy does something for him in return.

Guy is left with no choice but to comply with Tyler's demands, which propel him into a world of illicit affairs, deceit and betrayal. Guy's life becomes a dangerous and deadly game of cat and mouse as he tries to keep his secrets hidden while trying to outsmart Tyler.

Illicit is a suspenseful movie that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats with every twist and turn. It explores themes such as infidelity, blackmail, revenge, and morality. The movie also raises questions about the virtues of honesty and the consequences of secrecy, and keeping secrets from loved ones.

David Ramsey's portrayal of Guy is nuanced and layered, conveying the character's inner conflict and the demons he's struggling with. Shireen Crutchfield is brilliant in her dual role as Rena and Lola, delivering subtle differences between the two characters. McKinley Freeman's portrayal of Tyler adds to the intrigue of the movie as he brings depth and complexity to his character.

The movie is well directed, with well-executed cinematography capturing the dark and edgy tones of the movie. The soundtrack is also impressive, capturing the mood and energy of each scene.

One of the key takeaways from the movie is the importance of being true to oneself and the consequences of failing to do so. It also shows how even the most powerful and successful people can be brought down by their desires, and the extent they will go to protect their secrets

In conclusion, Illicit is a well-crafted thriller that keeps the audience engaged from start to finish. Packed with powerful performances, excellent direction, and a compelling story, the movie is a must-watch for anyone who enjoys suspenseful and thought-provoking movies.

Illicit is a 2017 thriller with a runtime of 2 hours. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.0.

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    2 hr
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  • IMDB Rating
    5.0  (266)