By Bruce Forer
Updated June 27, 1997 at 04:00 AM EDT

Bridget Fonda’s subtle, sexy performance stands out in this otherwise flat comedy-drama about saints and hustlers. Skeet Ulrich plays a seductive faith healer named Juvenal; Fonda is the bait con man Christopher Walken uses to exploit him for commercial reward. Since Touch vanished quickly from theaters, it may seem like a find. But proceed with caution. Writer-director Paul Shrader concocts a weird brew of sly humor that isn’t funny, drama with little suspense, and romance that yields little passion. It’s at best an acquired taste. C+

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