Her Alibi (1989)

PG   |    |  Comedy, Crime, Mystery


Her Alibi (1989) Poster

Phil has writer's block after 30 detective novels. In court for inspiration, he sees a cute Romanian murder suspect. He provides her alibi. She stays with him. Will he live to write another novel?


5.8/10
6,759

Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


16 May 2005 | Red-125
8
| OK--It's not "Breaker Morant"
Her Alibi (1989) directed by Bruce Beresford, is a very funny, but totally predictable, murder mystery. Tom Selleck plays Phil Blackwood, a mystery writer whose stories are as predictable as the film's plot. Phil has run out of creative steam and his reputation is diminishing.

Paulina Porizkova plays Nina, who is a beautiful (very) Romanian who may or may not be a murderer.

From the moment Phil sees Nina, we can guess where the movie is going. In other words, Her Alibi isn't really a mystery. What makes the film enjoyable isn't the plot, but the technique Beresford utilizes. We see a scene, and hear Selleck's voice- over as he writes the scene into his novel. Of course, what we see and what we hear are two totally different versions of reality. The contrast really is very funny.

William Daniels does well as Sam, Selleck's long-suffering publisher. Porizkova can't act, but nobody will notice. Selleck plays Selleck.

If you want to see fine film-making, rent Beresford's Breaker Morant. If you want to laugh at a film with no social significance at all, rent Her Alibi.

Metacritic Reviews


Critic Reviews



Details

Release Date:

3 February 1989

Language

English, Romanian, Spanish


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

USA

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,037,047 5 February 1989

Gross USA:

$18,699,037

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,699,037

Contribute to this page

The Best Movies and Shows to Stream on Netflix

Add our editors' Netflix movie and TV picks to your Watchlist. Our recommendations include new Shonda Rhimes-produced drama series "Bridgerton," David Fincher's Mank, and more.

See our picks

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com