21 October 2012 | djderka
Sesame Street version of a thriller, stinks
Dangerous Love is a direct ripp off of Michael Powell's Peeping Tom, and with out the style and intensity. This 1988 version is Big Bird safe and a 6 yr old could watch the murder scenes and say, "Look Daddy, he is killing those cute girls while filming them with and old 8mm video camera". I gave it a 3 for the babes.
If you like big hair from the 80's on hot babes (some have that fetish, I might), and big shoulders and waist cinching belts, at least you have some visuals to entertain you. Matlock has some of those leftovers in his TV show.
This movie was so bad, I decided to go to bed at the last half hour of the movie, so I missed who the killer was. OMG! I have to know.
Following Gabe around trying to exonerate himself was like watching the grass grow. Only with grass you have insects and birds to keep your attention.
The film had pedestrian direction and way overlit "bar room" sets. If those were bars, my house is the Taj Mahal. The atmosphere of all the scenes had that Canadian antiseptic and sterile look.
It was made in Italy and Elliot Gould (like a lot of stars from the 70's) toddled down there for what...a quick $20,000?
Plot is simple: Follow girl, video her, kill her,(off camera) and make it look like someone else did it.
Remember Morgan Freedom in Along Came a Spider, now THAT is a thriller, no wonder he keeps getting work. Are the actors in this film now cleaning up meridian strips along freeways?
Well, I wasted time watching this movie and now another 15 minutes writing this review. I hope it helps the next poor victim, and I don't mean in the movie.