Never Talk to Strangers
(1995) from Tuna
Never Talk to Strangers stars Rebecca De
Mornay as a psychologist who is doing a court appointed evaluation of
a rape suspect who is trying to use multiple personality disorder as a
Rebecca DeMornay shows her
breasts and partial buns.
She meets Antonio Banderas in a market, and despite
being sexually and romantically distant from everyone, ends up in a
torrid romance with him. About the same time, someone starts stalking
her. While the sex scenes with Banderas are hot, it is a very poor
thriller. The ending is weak, and there is no sense of escalating
suspense because each red herring and each event is shown in a rather
isolated fashion, so the film never really builds up any momentum.
It is a wonder this film even got a theatrical
release, as bad as it is.
- with their dollars: it grossed about $7
million in the USA.
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this description,
even allowing for the fact that I am a tough
audience when it comes to thrillers, this is no better than a D.
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