(1993) is an above average made for cable thriller, staring Ron Silver
and Rebecca De Mornay as husband and wife, and Rutger Hauer as the bad
guy. Silver and De Mornay are furniture manufacturers who are in
Mexico to see about moving their factory there, and to celebrate her
pregnancy. On the way home, they hit a Mexican cop who staggers in
front of their car. They examine him, he is very dead, so they elect
to get across the border without saying anything. They think they got
away clean, although they feel guilty, when Hauer shows up at their
door, and begins to blackmail them -- first into a job, then more and
| Hauer takes their
receptionist out, and his brand of sex sends her running for her life
and covered with bruises. A final showdown is inevitable. Along the
way, De Mornay shows most of one nipple several times in a hot tub
scene, and Tamara Clatterbuck shows her breasts as she undresses to get into the hot tub,
and again while in the hot tub with Hauer.
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||The images are a little grainy, but
there are some nice scenics in the beginning, and the acting was
decent. Although Hauer's waistline was a little large to be believable
as a ladies man, he gave a great subtle performance as the bad guy.
The film was entertaining, even if it didn't cover any new ground.
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, this film is a C+.
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