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THE information on `A Simple Plan'

What Is It?

Latest from the director of the Evil Dead trilogy, Sam Raimi. A Simple Plan is an adaptation of Scott B Smith's morality tale about the consequences of a single dishonest act.

Who's In It?

Billy Bob Thornton and Bill Paxton (right), starring together for the first time since One False Move, play the Mitchell brothers - one simple, one sharp - who, together with their layabout pal (Brent Briscoe), stumble on a stash of cash following a plane crash in a small Minnesota town.

What They Say About It

"The wintry landscape will freeze you to the marrow if the plot's cleverly wrought thrills haven't done the job already," Anthony Quinn, The Independent.

"...thoroughly plausible, with acting, script and direction blending seamlessly... Raimi has hit the jackpot," Andrew Pulver, The Guardian.

"It's Shallow Grave meets Fargo, but better than that dismissive shorthand definition implies," David Gritten, The Daily Telegraph.

Where You Can See It

A Simple Plan (cert 15, 121 mins) is on general release