Blue Steel

A point blank thriller

102 min     5.803     1990     USA


Megan Turner, a rookie NYC cop, foils an armed robbery on her first day and then engages in a cat-and-mouse game with one of the witnesses who becomes obsessed with her.


talisencrw wrote:
Though this had plausibility issues one could drive a truck through, I enjoyed this movie despite itself. I really enjoyed Jamie Lee Curtis and Ron Silver's charisma and acting, both when they were falling in love and later when they were at each other's throats. Very good soundtrack by Brad Fiedel--surprisingly, I liked it much more than Tangerine Dream's work in Bigelow's earlier Near Dark. If you can forgive the plot holes and just go along for the ride, it's a surprisingly rewarding film.
Gimly wrote:
Normally a werewolf movie will have more werewolves in it than this. _Final rating:★★½ - Had a lot that appealed to me, didn’t quite work as a whole._
GenerationofSwine wrote:
Kathryn Bigelow did this, which stands to reason has to be pretty good. She has yet to make a movie that is unwatchable, and in the 1990s she hit her stride. And you can tell it was Bigelow, because Silver actually had a decent performance and Curtis shows her dramatic credentials and proves she is more than just a scream queen... but more importantly Ron Silver does a good job and I've only seen him deliver meh at best. But in the end, you still have to take it for what it is, a tense thriller like so many others you have seen before, but a tense thriller with some real class behind it that throws out some seriously great performances, anxiety inducing tension, and lighting that is surprisingly naturalistic for a cheap thriller. With any other director this might have been a bad movie, but Bigelow really delivers.