Someone to Watch over Me (1987)
Critic Consensus: Its plot is sometimes hard to swallow, but some fine acting and director Ridley Scott's stylish visual flair make Someone to Watch Over Me an engaging police thriller.
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Critic Reviews for Someone to Watch over Me
Even though the movie doesn't leave much of a residue, it looks terrific while you're watching it: Manhattan has seldom appeared as glitzy or as glamorous.
Illogical, flawed or forced thrillers are all too common. Ones that knock your eyes out are rare.
A stylish and romantic police thriller which manages, through the sleek direction of Ridley Scott and persuasive ensemble performances, to triumph over several hard-to-swallow plot developments.
Most of New York, indoors and out, looks about as good as the Chrysler Building in Scott's gleaming fusion of eternal triangle and killer-on-the-loose.
Howard Franklin's screenplay plays less like a feature film than like the pilot for a failed television series about New York policemen.
Audience Reviews for Someone to Watch over Me
Sags in the middle and never recovers.
A predictable thriller romance type story, the actors are okay, and overall the movie is okay, not good or bad, just okay.
A Ridley Scott 'director for hire' film, but I enjoyed it.
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