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Never Talk to Strangers (1995)

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Average Rating: 4.5/10
Critic Reviews: 6
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 4

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A beautiful but reserved criminal psychiatrist must deal with the obsessive stalking of a dangerous killer in this erotically charged thriller. The film's central tension emerges from the relationship between Dr. Sarah Taylor (Rebecca DeMornay), a highly professional psychologist, and a handsome stranger, Tony Ramirez (Antonio Banderas). After randomly encountering Tony in a supermarket, the normally aloof Sarah lets her guard down and embarks on a passionate sexual affair with the Latino

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Mystery & Suspense, Drama

Jun 25, 2001

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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All Critics (20) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (17) | DVD (4)

Reasonably entertaining but largely uninspired.

March 26, 2009 Full Review Source: Variety
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An adequate psychological thriller on a topical theme -- Repressed Memory Syndrome -- but with little special quality, few frills or thrills, and a relaxed, almost languid exposition.

January 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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It's an easy-to-watch movie that will be even easier on video, where it should turn up any minute.

May 20, 2003 Full Review Source: New York Times
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It's mysterious and sexy enough to keep tension alive until, too bad, the whole thing collapses with a twist ending that is nearly laughable.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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[Hall] can't triumph over the problems in the script, or tie up all the loose ends, but his brisk, competent approach does minimize the effects of these flaws.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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Here's a sure method to guess whodunnit in bad mystery thrillers: pick the suspect most likely to shock the audience and you have the killer.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: ReelViews
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It's basically a direct-to-video erotic thriller blown up to big-screen proportions, but the stars are attractive and it's passably entertaining -- right up to the ridiculous twist ending.

August 5, 2009 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

The answer to the mystery was a surprise to me, but I didn't find the answer very convincing.

March 27, 2003 Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope
Laramie Movie Scope

Barely watchable.

December 2, 2002 Full Review
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There's plenty of sex. There's little plot. There's reason to watch something else.

September 18, 2002
Moviehole

and never watch anything with Banderas and DeMornay co-starring...

July 29, 2002
Kalamazoo Gazette

The film is rife with unexpected revelations and twists but the filmmakers' sly maneuvering, instead of sucking the audience deeper into this psychological thriller, are apt to make them feel manipulated.

June 5, 2002 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

Even with its sights set this low, the film misfires on every level.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Utterly forgettable.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

One of the least subtle motion pictures this year.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Internet Reviews
Internet Reviews

Borderline ridiculous and ultimately pointless thriller.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Cinematter
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Audience Reviews for Never Talk to Strangers

I mean it was good enough for a movie to watch on TV in the middle of the night. I did get fooled by the ending, no matter how implausible it was. I kept thinking I had it figured out but then thinking that was too obvious so I'd think something else but I never did get it right.
November 22, 2008
purplemegan

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Never Talk to Strangers, starring Rebecca De Mornay and Antonio Banderas is a good thriller of one man's deadly obession.
October 26, 2008
mwilliams078
Mason Williams

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Good suspense film, great ending. Rebecca De Mornay was kinda sexy back in the 90's, and her performance was excellent.
December 16, 2007
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