Unlawful Entry (1992) - Rotten Tomatoes

Unlawful Entry (1992)



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After their Los Angeles suburban house is burglarized, Karen and Michael Carr (Madeleine Stowe and Kurt Russell), are assisted by policeman Pete Davis (Ray Liotta). At first, Davis seems helpful and polite, even helping the Carrs when he is off duty. Soon, it becomes apparent that the policeman has developed an obsession for Karen, and he begins terrorizing the couple, with the intent of killing Michael and running away with Karen. Though the plot is fairly predictable, Unlawful Entry is highlighted by fine performances by all three lead actors.more
Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity, violence)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Lewis Colick, George Putnam
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 22, 2001
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment


Kurt Russell
as Michael Carr
Ray Liotta
as Off. Pete Davis
Roger E. Mosley
as Off. Roy Cole
Ken Lerner
as Roger Graham
Carmen Argenziano
as Jerome Lurie
Madeleine Stowe
as Karen Carr
Andy Romano
as Capt. Hayes
Sonny Carl Davis
as Neighbor Jack
Harry Northrup
as Sgt. McMurtry
Sherri Rose
as Girl in Jeep
Alicia Ramirez
as Taco-Stand Worker
Sherrie Rose
as Girl in Jeep
Myim Rose
as Layla
T.J. McInturff
as Layla's Kid
Tony Longo
as Big Anglo
Oscar Abadia
as Radio Announcer
Lynn Eastman
as Candace Lurie
David Taylor Moran
as Party Guest
Leslie James
as Party Guest
Matthew Levy
as Kid in Classroom
Dorian Daneau
as Kid in Classroom
Marisa Durboraw
as Kid in Classroom
Royce Minor
as Kid in Classroom
Judy Hoy
as Waitress
Dick Miller
as Impound Clerk
Bob Minor
as Detective Murray
Curt Boulware
as Tall Detective
Craig Mizutari
as Narcotics Detective
Paul Bollen
as Plainclothes Cop
Ed DeFusco
as Plainclothes Cop
Djimon Hounsou
as Prisoner on Beach
Jeffrey Beale
as Prisoner on Beach
Richard Narita
as Detective Nobu
Eduardo Migre
as Transfer Guard
Nora Heflin
as Woman Lawyer
Chuck Bennett
as Judge Darabont
Robert Steinberg
as Deputy District Atto...
Victor Brandt
as Attorney Gershon
Jim Selzer
as Prison Guard
Bill Rogers
as Prison Guard
Robert Costanzo
as Bail Bondsman
Skip Carwell
as Prisoner on Phone
Bill E. Rogers
as Prison Guard
Ed Beechner
as Motorcycle Cop
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Critic Reviews for Unlawful Entry

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (9)

Although it exists primarily to send an audience into a bloodthirsty frenzy and has major credibility problems in the bargain, Unlawful Entry is still a very effective victimization thriller.

Full Review… | April 9, 2008
Top Critic

Neither Lewis Colick's script nor Jonathan Kaplan's direction is quite as streamlined as it could be, but you certainly get a run for your money.

Full Review… | April 9, 2008
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Solid performances lend weight to the flakier elements, with Liotta turning crazed excess into something wild.

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

More gripping than it is convincing.

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

The plot is as tediously redundant as director Jonathan Kaplan's approach is carefully workmanlike.

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

Entry is acted more intelligently than is usual in this type of cookie-cutter shocker.

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

Audience Reviews for Unlawful Entry

Ray Liotta does his "I'm intense and creepy" schtick as a cop who stalks a bland middle class couple in an uninteresting and unconvincing formulaic Hollywood thriller. "Move along folks, there's nothing to see here..."

xGary Xx

Super Reviewer


Ray Liotta played a pretty creepy guy in this, enjoyed it, was really good

Lady D'arbanville

Super Reviewer


Pretty tense and exciting thriller of a 'friendly' cop becomes hell.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

Unlawful Entry Quotes

Michael Carr: What's it going to take to convince you? Me in a body bag?!
– Submitted by Nick S (3 years ago)

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