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Someone to Watch Over Me 1987

Critics score:
76 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Michael Wilmington, Los Angeles Times: Illogical, flawed or forced thrillers are all too common. Ones that knock your eyes out are rare. Read more

Vincent Canby, New York Times: Howard Franklin's screenplay plays less like a feature film than like the pilot for a failed television series about New York policemen. Read more

Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader: Even though the movie doesn't leave much of a residue, it looks terrific while you're watching it: Manhattan has seldom appeared as glitzy or as glamorous. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: Movies like this are on automatic pilot. Unless we are very young, very naive or hopelessly lusting after one of the stars, there is little to interest us aside from interior decorating hints. Read more

Derek Adams, Time Out: Most of New York, indoors and out, looks about as good as the Chrysler Building in Scott's gleaming fusion of eternal triangle and killer-on-the-loose. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: A stylish and romantic police thriller which manages, through the sleek direction of Ridley Scott and persuasive ensemble performances, to triumph over several hard-to-swallow plot developments. Read more

Rita Kempley, Washington Post: Scott, who directed "Alien" and "Blade Runner," looks at the world through veils of smog. What with these pictorial pollutants, he loses sight of plot. Read more