Lawrence O'Toole
April 09, 1993 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Consenting Adults

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
95 minutes
performer
Kevin Kline, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Kevin Spacey
director
Alan J. Pakula
author
Matthew Chapman
genre
Mystery and Thriller, Drama

We gave it a D

It doesn’t say much about a film when the only remotely tolerable character is a psychopath who bludgeons people to death with a baseball bat. He’s Kevin Spacey, the new neighbor to The Dullest Couple on Earth (Kevin Kline and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio), and he frames Kline for murder. Twisty, improbable, and bereft of that essential quality for a thriller, menace, Consenting Adults is shot like a jeans or cigarette ad, with the two couples engaged in fatuously playful activity. It may be the first feature-length commercial for homicide. D

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