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Based on 19 Reviews
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  • 100
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    Intelligent and crackling with crisp, provocative visual energy, Copycat, the new thriller starring Sigourney Weaver and Holly Hunter, is so creepy and dangerous-feeling that it's like a knife edge pressed against the jugular. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Copycat, despite two tough-babe leads to kill for, flies in more directions than scattered kitty litter. [27 Oct 1995, pg.02D] show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It creates original characters - Hudson and, especially, the little dynamo M. J. - and makes them more important than the plot. We care, and that's the key. show more

  • 88
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    With its rare mixture of intelligent plotting, flawless acting, and start-to- finish tension, Copycat is a force to be reckoned with. show more

  • 75
    Barbara Shulgasser San Francisco Examiner

    Copycat is as steady and reliable as a pulse and as exhilarating as a surge of adrenalin. show more

  • 75
    TV Guide

    Aside from some effective suspense sequences, the film's strengths lie in the relationship between the heroines, which is well developed and plausible by genre standards. show more

  • 25
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    There's are nagging problems with the script, which feels like it has lost a few pages during its rewrites. Instead of an orderly, inexorable pressure of events, we get a surfeit of red herrings, followed by the rather uninteresting killer simply stepping out of hiding. show more

  • 40
    Kim Newman Empire

    It must be hard for actresses as unconventional and gutsy as Weaver and Hunter to find scripts worth making. Although this offers them both meaty parts with plentiful neuroses and snappy lines, it is otherwise a completely mechanical load of old cods. show more

  • 50
    Steve Davis Austin Chronicle

    It's an occasionally entertaining ride, although one fraught with numerous logical holes. show more

  • 75
    Entertainment Weekly

    The movie is, in short, a trash conundrum. What nearly redeems the movie is its acting. show more

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