Shattered Image (1998) - Rotten Tomatoes

Shattered Image (1998)

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Critic Consensus: A formulaic thriller with too many plots.

Movie Info

Chilean Raul Ruiz directed this psychological suspense thriller which might be described as Alfred Hitchcock meets La Femme Nikita. In Seattle, hit-woman Jessie (Anne Parillaud) enters a restaurant men's room, kills a businessman, goes home, falls asleep, and awakens aboard a Jamaica-bound plane, recalling the previous event as a nightmare. When just-married Jessie and her husband Brian (William Baldwin) arrive in Jamaica for their honeymoon, it becomes evident that Brian is trying to save Jessie, a rape victim carrying suicidal wrist scars. Sleeping in Seattle, minus the scars, Jessie awakens to plot another killing. Checking out an antiques shop, she sees the man from her dream, and she's immediately attracted to him. Parillaud described her character: "She goes through different sorts of reality, dream, fantasy, and illusion," seeking an exit from the trap of her psychological labyrinth. Shown at the 1998 Montreal World Film Festival.

Cast

Lisanne Falk
as Paula/Laura
Graham Greene (II)
as Conrad/Mike
Bulle Ogier
as Mrs. Ford
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Critic Reviews for Shattered Image

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (5)

Fails to keep the storylines from following some all-too predictable paces.

Full Review… | November 18, 2009
TheMovieReport.com

[O]bsessive gamesmanship for its own sake.

Full Review… | August 11, 2003
ToxicUniverse.com

A movie a little at odds with itself--finely executed, but too cutely clever for its own tough, gutsy material.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Film Journal International

If you ever wanted to know how it might feel for a person who is losing their marbles, this film might be able to shed some light on that.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The biggest piece of hooey since the thrill-less Stallone/Stone thriller "The Specialist."

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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