A Private War
Crazy Rich Asians
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All Critics (12)
| Top Critics (5)
| Fresh (7)
| Rotten (5)
| DVD (3)
Never really materializes as a taut espionage thriller and winds up as an unsatisfying execution of a clever premise ...
This lacklustre espionage thriller is bogged down with the sort of clichés you'd expect from the height of the Cold War.
Richard Benjamin's strategy in directing ''Little Nikita'' seems to have been to paper over the holes in the plot with routine moves from spy shows past, in hopes of making the improbable passable.
It turns all of the characters into chess pieces, whose relationships depend on the plot, not on human chemistry. Since the plot is absurdly illogical, you're not left with much.
"Little Nikita" would be nothing without River Phoenix's hair. It's the most engaging, the most watchable thing in the film.
Sidney Poitier, 10 years absent from the screen, is now back with a vengeance.
Not a shade on "Running on Empty", but a nicely performed encore
Ever have one of those days when you find out that your loving and caring parents are actually KGB spies? Weak cold war dramatics elevated by strong performances from Sidney Poitier and River Phoenix. Otherwise, it's completely forgettable.
Finds out his parents are spies. Great plot.
Well-crafted, old-fashioned espionage story about the awakening of "sleeper" agents. Sidney Poitier is fabulous as the FBI agent tracking the situation.
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