Blue Steel (1990)
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Average Rating: 6.5/10
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Megan Turner (Jamie Lee Curtis) is a rookie cop who witnesses a robbery in progress on her first night on the job. With her more experienced partner using the men's room, Megan decides to take action on her own. She creeps into the supermarket where a man (Tom Sizemore in a small role) is holding the clerk at gunpoint. Megan gets close enough to shoot the gunman, and calls out for him to drop his weapon. He spins the gun toward her, and she unloads her service revolver into his chest. His gun
Mar 16, 1990 Wide
Dec 3, 2002
MGM Home Entertainment
Jamie Lee Curtis
L. Peter Callender
William Jay Marshall
Michael Philip Del R...
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Attorney Mel Dawson
Officer Jeff Travers
TV Announcer #1
Internal Affairs Man
Rookie No. 1
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Blue Steel turns into yet another movie about Jamie Lee Curtis bravely fighting off a bogeyman. It's Halloween 1990. Still, Bigelow's talent cuts through in flashes.
Short on plausibility but preserving the psycho-sexual ambiguities throughout, Bigelow's seductively stylish, wildy fetishistic thriller is proof that a woman can enter a traditionally male world and, like Megan, beat men at their own game.
Jamie Lee Curtis makes Megan so appealing and real that the film holds together even when it has no reason to.
The plot is a little of "Fatal Attraction," a little of "Jagged Edge" and a little of "Wall Street." It works because it's so audacious in combining elements that don't seem to belong together.
A mean and unsavory celebration of misplaced misogyny milked for dollars, a mindless soup of urban neurosis and sexual loathing.
What starts out as a moody arthouse flick rapidly becomes an uneven B-movie yukfest (sometimes intentional, sometimes not), with low-budget concessions to the Hollywood cop-versus-killer industry.
A captivating and thrilling whodunnit....Silver's tops
A routine crime thriller that surprisingly adds some off-kilter punch to its run-of-the-mill psychological edginess.
Good premise, weak execution. Silver is rather hammy as the gun nut.
Bigelow brings some steely style to an otherwise pedestrian cop thriller. Clever switcheroo on the casting, though.
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