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Never Talk to Strangers (1995)



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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 charmer. Soon afterward, however, Sarah receives a series of disturbing threats from an unknown stalker. Her suspicions immediately fall on Tony, as she realizes how little she knows about her new lover. Her fear throws a shadow over their relationship, and her doubts increase as she learns more about Tony's dangerous past. Director Peter J. Hall maintains a fast pace and attempts to keep audiences guessing, introducing additional suspects from an imprisoned serial killer (Harry Dean Stanton) to the next-door neighbor (Dennis Miller). The characters rarely transcend standard thriller types, and the uneven screenplay does not have a satisfying ending, but the chemistry between DeMornay and Banderas may keep their fans interested along the way.more
Rating: R
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Lewis Green, Jordan Rush
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 25, 2001
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


Antonio Banderas
as Tony Ramirez
Rebecca De Mornay
as Dr. Sarah Taylor
Dennis Miller
as Cliff Raddison
Len Cariou
as Henry Taylor
Beau Starr
as Grogan
Emma Corosky
as Young Sarah
Joseph R. Gannascoli
as Carnival Attendant
Reg Dreger
as Flight Attendant
Frances Hyland
as Mrs. Slotnick
John Bourgeois
as Uniformed Cop
Kevin Rushton
as Corridor Guard
Kelley Grando
as Young Girl
Bruce Beaton
as Taxi Driver
Tony Meyler
as Cop No. 1
Rodger Barton
as Plain Clothes Cop
Bret Pearson
as Accomplice
Teresa Hergert
as Anchorwoman
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Critic Reviews for Never Talk to Strangers

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (6)

Reasonably entertaining but largely uninspired.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

It's an easy-to-watch movie that will be even easier on video, where it should turn up any minute.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

[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.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

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.

Megan S

Super Reviewer

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

Mason Williams

Super Reviewer


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

Chosen 718

Super Reviewer

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