With suspense in the De Palma tradition, this thriller from Michael Steinberg (Bodies, Rest & Motion) hinges on the killer of cheating Karen Christianson (Chelsea Field), survived by her husband Ben (William R. Moses), troubled teen daughter Ellie (Julia Stiles), and little sister Inger (Vanessa Zima). At the gated tract-house community where they live, homicide detective Boland (Michael Parks) keeps his eye on a variety of suspects -- prissy Mrs. Potter (Linda Hart), womanizing Lawson Smith (Patrick Muldoon of Starship Troopers); and au pair Lena (Swedish actress Louise Myrback in her film debut). Shown at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival. … More
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Critic Reviews for Wicked
...a seriously tedious suburban thriller that wastes the talents of its admittedly impressive cast...
It may not be the most glossy of films, but at least it tries to meet its audience's expectations.
Audience Reviews for Wicked
Easily one of the most predictable thriller films, but Julia Stiles did a good job playing the troubled teenager with Elektra complex. Wicked is a combination of Stepford wives with Poison Ivy. The set design was pretty great though, it did a good job showing the supposedly perfect family with a touch of campiness.More
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