Looker (1981)


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This fun, silly thriller written and directed by Michael Crichton manages to combine the dramatic murders of beautiful models, a secret conspiracy to use TV commercials for mind-control, and an unusual seeing-eye device which makes the wearer invisible. Plastic surgeon Larry Roberts (Albert Finney) becomes the prime suspect after two models on whom he operated are killed. Larry becomes suspicious because both of the women came into his office asking for very precise and seemingly unnecessary … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Michael Crichton
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 30, 2007
Warner Home Video


as Dr. Larry Roberts

as John Reston

as Cindy

as Jennifer Long

as Lt. Masters

as Moustache Man

as Dr. Jim Belfield

as Senator Harrison

as Candy

as Commercial Director

as Cindy's Mother

as Cindy's Father

as Master's Assistant

as Technician in Scanni...

as D.M.I. Guard

as D.M.I. Policeman

as D.M.I. Policeman

as D.M.I. Truck Technic...

as D.M.I. Truck Technic...

as Commercial Producer

as Commercial Assistant...

as Mrs. Emerson

as Commercial Script Gi...

as Non-Descript Man

as Reston Girl

as Reston Girl

as Reston Girl

as Reston Girl

as Reston Girl

as Reston Girl

as Reston Girl

as Reston Girl

as Reston Girl

as Reston Girl

as Reston Girl

as Reston Girl

as Reston Girl

as Reston Girl

as Laxative Spokesman

as Girl in Bikini

as Exercise Instructor

as Husband

as Warrior

as Warrior Housewife

as Windsurfer

as Windsurfer

as Windsurfer

as Windsurfer

as New Wave Model

as New Wave Model

as New Wave Model

as New Wave Model

as New Wave Model

as New Wave Model
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Critic Reviews for Looker

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (3)

A silly and unconvincing contempo sci-fi thriller.

Full Review… | November 5, 2008
Top Critic

Tediously convoluted.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

The plot is pretty silly but Mr. Crichton's handling of it is even sillier, though it is bold.

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

This confusing, silly story from writer-director Michael Crichton concerns hypnotic TV commercials, models, and stun guns.

Full Review… | November 5, 2008
TV Guide's Movie Guide

...there's little doubt that Looker would've worked a whole lot better as a novel...

Full Review… | February 14, 2007
Reel Film Reviews

Looker's surface pleasures are undeniable

Full Review… | January 29, 2007
Film Freak Central

Audience Reviews for Looker


Interesting premise, but very dated (80's) and quite choppy in places. Bring a barf back for the title song.

Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

I don't know why the summary here says it's silly, this isn't silly at all. This movie makes me paranoid about the industry today, with the way everything is being done with computers now, how do we know that this isn't what they're really doing? This was a great sci-fi thriller, I especially liked Coburn in one of the bad guy roles. Very cool movie.

Lisa Spader

I really enjoyed the usual mixture of science-y nonsense that Michael Crichton is known for here, as well as really average everyman Albert Finney as our lead trying to save the young hottie Susan Dey from a larger conspiracy.

Fun stuff, worth killing an afternoon with.

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