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Black Widow (1987)

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Black Widow bears no relation to the 1954 film of the same name--beyond its characterization of the female as the deadlier of the species, that is. Debra Winger stars as a federal agent who has sworn to bring Theresa Russell to justice. Ms. Russell has married several millionaires who have all died mysterious deaths, for which she has remained undetected because she has assumed a number of different identities. Ms. Winger is the only person in her department who suspects that all of the deceased

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Mystery & Suspense, Drama

Ronald Bass

Feb 3, 2004

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

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Disappointing erotic thriller, despite the sexy actresses

July 6, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

The performances by Theresa Russell and Debra Winger were superb.

July 20, 2004 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Black Widow is an engaging and mesmerizing psychological thriller.

February 3, 2004 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

A smart, twisty, stylish thriller with a good Debra Winger performance.

September 12, 2003
KFOR Channel 4 News

Weaves quite an intriguing web

September 17, 2002
Moviehole

Stylish and sleek, yet also rather slow.

July 25, 2002
eFilmCritic.com

Audience Reviews for Black Widow

Yes, we all know that the title gives us the idea that this movie will be predictable, but it's actually not! Instead of the usual Private Eye man on the case who falls in love with the lady, we get a female agent who is just as crafty as the black widow is. This is a very different and very cool thriller, and I recommend it.
September 20, 2013
ajv2688

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"Black Widow" starring Debra Winger, Theresa Russell, Diane Ladd, and Dennis Hopper is a very good mystery/thriller.
Debra Winger is a very talented actress and is very good as the reporter in this film. Winger is the career driven reporter looking into a woman that possibly has married several wealthy men and killed them all for the money....very well done and worth watching.
September 28, 2008
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Mason Williams

Super Reviewer

Pretty dated in looks and it took a while to warm up, likeable, but nothing special
August 12, 2008
76Majikat

Super Reviewer

The leads are the whole show which thanks to them is quite an enjoyable cat and mouse game.
March 27, 2008
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jay nixon

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    1. Catharine: I'll tell you two things about me: I'm very rich, and I'm very wealthy.
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