Released shortly after Dead Man Walking, this Death Row drama was justly overshadowed by Tim Robbins' Oscar winner. Braving the camera without her face on, Sharon Stone plays a redneck double murderer who's been awaiting execution for over a decade. Rob Morrow is the lawyer who discovers the woman inside the killer and fights to save Shazza from her date with the lethal syringes.
Alongside Casino, Last Dance ranks as Stone's finest performance - - but her tough, complex turn doesn't stop it from being a turgid melodrama with a daft script. The decision to put most of the focus on Morrow's thinly sketched lawyer is perplexing - ludicrous even - and the overblown finale will elicit titters rather than tears.