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Based on 17 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 50
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    For Morgan Freeman ("Seven") fans, it's a chance to see a great actor save a movie from itself. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    David Klass, the screenwriter, gives Freeman and Judd more specific dialogue than is usual in thrillers; they sound as if they might actually be talking with each other and not simply advancing plot points. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    It features a pair of well-developed characters, the plot contains some clever twists and turns, the dialogue is reasonable, and director Gary Fleder (Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead) keeps the level of tension and intrigue high. Put together, all of that adds up to a worthwhile motion picture. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Sensitive acting by Morgan Freeman and stylish directing by Gary Fleder can't overcome the bottom-line pointlessness of the movie's melodramatic material, which never achieves the dark resonance that helped "The Silence of the Lambs" get under the skin of many moviegoers. show more

  • 50
    Barbara Shulgasser San Francisco Examiner

    Director Gary Fleder seems to be trying for the mood and atmosphere of "Seven," another Freeman film about murder and police work, but this movie isn't as stylish and the script by David Klass, based on the James Patterson novel, doesn't really hang together. show more

  • 25
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Here's the kind of movie thriller that can make you scream (in annoyance) and bite your nails (to pass the time) and sit on the edge of your seat (ready to bolt the theatre). show more

  • 50
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Fleder delivers the requisite shocks, and his direction is brisk, efficient and occasionally stylish; Judd and Freeman both give more than the material demands. show more

  • 40
    Russell Smith Austin Chronicle

    It's diverting enough, and intermittently suspenseful, but also strangely empty and decadent in a way that truly merits that overused term. show more

  • 50
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    Kiss the Girls is a fake psychological thriller that turns into a garishly schlocky and implausible bogeyman hunt. show more

  • 70
    Los Angeles Times

    Fleder has directed three-quarters of a terrific movie and one-quarter of pure Hollywood baloney. After carefully building up the suspense and tension through Cross and McTiernan's search, spiked with nail-biting encounters on both coasts, Fleder lets it trail off in anti-climax and banal violence. show more

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