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Movie Review: 'Kiss the Girls'

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Kiss the Girls

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
111 minutes
Wide Release Date:
10/03/97
performer:
Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Tatyana Ali, Brian Cox, Cary Elwes, Tony Goldwyn, Jeremy Piven, Mena Suvari
director:
Gary Fleder
distributor:
Paramount Pictures, Rysher Entertainment
author:
David Klass
genre:
Mystery and Thriller, Drama

We gave it a C

Serial-killer movies have now spawned their own clichés. When the heroine, Ashley Judd, gets dragged to an underground dungeon, the setting is as corny as any fogbound horror-movie trope from the ’30s, and so is the homicidal phantom’s ”creepy” operatic spiel about perfect love. Kiss the Girls is a fake psychological thriller that turns into a garishly schlocky and implausible bogeyman hunt. C