A Stranger Is Watching Reviews
It's not surprisingly based on a novel by Mary Higgins Clark, the queen of mediocre suspense novels, and I'm sure there would be a lot more bland suspense movies in the works if she had her way. Rip Torn is a fine actor, but he's wasted here as the kidnapper. He has a lot of potential to go over-the-edge and really take this performance to the next level, but it never happens. Thankfully, Cunningham slips back to his old ways and spices this up with some nifty, unnecessary gory murders. But the rest of this is strictly made-for-television territory.
It is kind of disappointing since the plot set-up is better than average, but the movie gets lost along the way. There's a lot of potential for "A Stranger is Watching" to be better than it's source material, but despite some good moments, there's not a lot to like here.
Decent enough made for TV fare, give it a peep on a boring afternoon.