Someone to Watch over Me (1987)
Critic Consensus: Its plot is sometimes hard to swallow, but some fine acting and director Ridley Scott's stylish visual flair make Someone to Watch Over Me an engaging police thriller.
Someone to Watch Over Me, a mystery thriller directed by Ridley Scott is the story of a police officer who falls in love with the woman he is hired to protect and the effect of this affair on his marriage and his life. Claire (Mimi Rogers) an extremely wealthy socialite is the sole witness to a mob murder and is in great danger. Mike (Tom Berenger), a happily married NYC police officer is assigned to protect her and takes up residence in her foyer while she waits to testify. A romance develops between the unlikely couple which threatens Mike's marriage to Ellie (Lorraine Bracco). All of this sounds more exciting than it is, and while the film fails to generate much suspense, the love story and Mike's dilemma are interesting. All the performances are excellent, particularly that of Bracco as the no-nonsense wife. The score is exceptional and the photography and set decoration are all fine. Someone to Watch Over Me is a fine police thriller and love story. ~ Linda Rasmussen, Rovi … More
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Critic Reviews for Someone to Watch over Me
Even though the movie doesn't leave much of a residue, it looks terrific while you're watching it: Manhattan has seldom appeared as glitzy or as glamorous.
Illogical, flawed or forced thrillers are all too common. Ones that knock your eyes out are rare.
A stylish and romantic police thriller which manages, through the sleek direction of Ridley Scott and persuasive ensemble performances, to triumph over several hard-to-swallow plot developments.
Most of New York, indoors and out, looks about as good as the Chrysler Building in Scott's gleaming fusion of eternal triangle and killer-on-the-loose.
Howard Franklin's screenplay plays less like a feature film than like the pilot for a failed television series about New York policemen.
Audience Reviews for Someone to Watch over Me
A predictable thriller romance type story, the actors are okay, and overall the movie is okay, not good or bad, just okay.
A Ridley Scott 'director for hire' film, but I enjoyed it.
Run of the mill 80s thriller, notable only for the nice visuals from Ridley Scott. The opening shot of the Chrysler building has been ripped off mercilessly ever since.
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