Storyville Information

Storyville is a 1992 film directed by Mark Frost and starring James Spader.


Cray Fowler, a young candidate for congress, is filmed with a prostitute as blackmail. As he investigates, Fowler discovers some family secrets involving his father and their political careers.


Critical Reception

Critical reviews have been mixed. The film has a 60% 'fresh' rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 13 reviews.

In his contemporary review, Roger Ebert gave the film 3.5 out of 4 stars, writing:

"Storyville" is a movie for people who like New Orleans better when it is dark and mysterious. It is for romantics. It is not for pragmatists, who will complain that the characters do not behave according to perfect logic, and that there are holes in its plot. They will be right, of course - this is not an airtight movie - but they will have missed the point, and the fun.
Spader's performance was praised by critics, including the New York Times' Vincent Canby who states:

Mr. Spader may have won prizes for "Sex, Lies and Videotape" but he comes of age as an actor in "Storyville." The performance is clean, uncluttered and often funny, without sidestepping the material.
Canby also praised the film's cinematography and Frost's directing, invoking Frost's collaboration with David Lynch on Twin Peaks, and calling the film "far less of a tease than the television series, a good deal shorter and much more fun."

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