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Movie Review: 'Valentine'

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Valentine

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
95 minutes
Wide Release Date:
02/02/01
performer:
David Boreanaz, Jessica Capshaw, Jessica Cauffiel, Denise Richards, Marley Shelton, Fulvio Cecere, Daniel Cosgrove
director:
Jamie Blanks
Producers:
Cupid Productions, Inc., Village Roadshow
distributor:
Warner Bros.
author:
Gretchen J. Berg, Aaron Harberts, Donna Powers, Wayne Powers
genre:
Horror

We gave it a D

In this dud of a slasher movie, the assorted vixen-victims, led by Denise Richards and her spectacular wall of teeth, treat any man who tries to date one of them with such snooty, as-if! contempt that the film becomes a violent revenge fantasy against the underlying dismissiveness of girl power. We’re led to believe that the killer, who wears a Cupid mask, is a former junior-high geek seeking retribution for the night he was humiliated at a school dance. But he could just as well be any of the lotharios on screen, including one played by heartthrob David Boreanaz (of TV’s Angel). D