“The Silent Partner” is a fitting title for a film that could be called one of the great unknown masterpieces of Canadian cinema.
Directed by native Vancouverite Daryl Duke and penned by eventual “LA Confidential” director Curtis Hanson, “Partner” is a slow burn thriller that effectively builds towards a still-shocking incident of brutality.
To be honest, I didn’t think the Canadians quite had it in them.
Elliott Gould and Christopher Plummer star as two men from equally nasty sides of the same dirty coin. One is a greedy, narcissistic bank teller. The other, a greedy, narcissistic bank robber.
Duke never misleads the audience into believing there is a way out of these crimes and misdemeanors that will benefit anyone but…