Malice

1993

Malice (1993)

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Alec Baldwin stars in this thriller as Dr. Jed Hill, a brilliant young trauma specialist who begins to believe he can do no wrong after he saves the life of a patient given up for dead by another doctor. Jed runs into an old classmate, Andy Safian (Bill Pullman), who is now a college dean. Andy invites Jed to stay with him in the attic bedroom of a house he is renovating with his wife Tracy (Nicole Kidman). Tracy takes a dislike to Jed, whom she thinks is a psychotic egomaniac. In the mean time, Andy has to deal with a serial killer on the loose among the campus dorms. While Andy is helping belligerent law enforcement officials with the murder investigation and Jed is drinking straight shots at the local saloon, Tracy begins to have abdominal pains and is rushed to the emergency room. Jed comes directly from the bar and slices her open, removing more from her body cavity than he should. The allegations fly fast and furious between Tracy, Andy, and Jed.

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Cast

Anne Bancroft
as Ms. Kennsinger
Tobin Bell
as Earl Leemus
William Duff-Griffin
as Dr. George Sullivan
Gwyneth Paltrow
as Paula Bell
David Bowe
as Dr. Matthew Robertson
Diana Bellamy
as Ms. Worthington
Michael Hatt
as Neighbor Boy
Paula Plum
as Neighbor Boy's Mother
Sara Melson
as Girl on Bike
Ken Cheeseman
as Code Blue Operator
Richard Rho
as Anesthesiologist
Joshua Malina
as Resident
Sharon Albright
as Circulating Nurse
Tom Kemp
as Bartender
Robin Jose
as Dart Player
Patricia Dunnock
as Dart Player
Michael Bofshever
as Desk Sergeant
Laura Langdon
as Desk Clerk
David Candreva
as Cab Driver
Ann Cusack
as Waitress
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Critic Reviews for Malice

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (6)

A melodramatic thriller which did surprisingly well in the US given its implausible straight-to-video scenario. Undistinguished.

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It's got suspense but no staying power.

Oct 25, 2018 | Full Review…

No matter how wild the plot reversals, there's always a slightly madder one to come.

Oct 25, 2018 | Full Review…

The only thing that makes this ludicrous botch even borderline watchable is Alec Baldwin's enjoyably supercilious performance as a leering stud surgeon who thinks nothing of belting back shots of bourbon before going in to perform an operation.

Oct 25, 2018 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

Offhand, this is the only movie I can recall in which an entire subplot about a serial killer is thrown in simply for atmosphere.

Oct 25, 2018 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The plot is twisty enough to keep you guessing through most of the film, but not all of it.

Oct 25, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Malice

½

i quite liked this movie its different and suspenful worth a watch

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A happily married couple want to have children but are not able to after Nicole has an operation that goes wrong. Interesting thriller. Good cast.

Candy Rose
Candy Rose

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Alec Baldwin and Nicole Kidman shine in this thriller that will keep you guessing....

Mason Williams
Mason Williams

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Lots of plot twists and turns. I liked it. Nicole Kidman is great. It's quite a ride, and takes some unbelievable jumps in logic.

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