By Owen Gleiberman
Updated March 27, 1998 at 05:00 AM EST
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The Leading Man

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THE LEADING MAN (R) On screen, Jon Bon Jovi is the rare rock star who knows how to underplay. It helps that he’s cast as a character close to himself — a shaggy-haired movie idol named Robin Grange who shows up in London, complete with ”anonymous” Val Kilmer sunglasses, to make his stage debut. A lothario of awesome charm and guile, Robin is never more deceptive than when he’s exploiting his smooth sincerity. The Leading Man is just a canny soap opera, but Bon Jovi, as Robin, seduces everyone in sight, including the audience. B

The Leading Man

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