Don't Talk to Strangers (1994)

TV Movie   |  R   |    |  Crime, Thriller


Don't Talk to Strangers (1994) Poster

After Jane's first marriage collapses, she and her new husband Patrick Brody attempt to build a new life and move to a new state. However, her ex-husband follows them with a view to revenge.


5.7/10
631

Photos

  • Keegan MacIntosh and Shanna Reed in Don't Talk to Strangers (1994)
  • Pierce Brosnan in Don't Talk to Strangers (1994)
  • Pierce Brosnan and Shanna Reed in Don't Talk to Strangers (1994)
  • Pierce Brosnan and Shanna Reed in Don't Talk to Strangers (1994)
  • Pierce Brosnan in Don't Talk to Strangers (1994)
  • Don't Talk to Strangers (1994)

See all photos

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


17 November 2004 | rsoonsa
5
| STRONG EFFORT BY SHANNA REED CAN NOT COMPENSATE FOR A STALE SCRIPT.
A conventional genre for filmmakers may be titled Theatre of Paranoia, within which are copious examples, this piece being one, wherein a protagonist is stalked or harried or wrongly envisioned or trapped or prejudiced against, i.e., in some way made to suffer by, generally, one person distracted by jealousy or some other mania. The victim here is Jane Bonner, splendidly played by Shanna Reed, who is tormented by her former husband Robert (Terry O'Quinn), a police detective with an extraordinary amount of free time who is maddened due to the disbanding of a joint custody agreement for the ex-couple's eight-year-old son, during divorce proceedings, Bonner's harassment becoming so acute that Jane and her new spouse Patrick (Pierce Brosnan) decide to leave their Saint Louis home and drive to California to start life anew, only to have Bonner trail them. Director Robert Lewis paces the film solidly during its initial scenes only to have his efforts hamstrung by excessive cutting along with a disjointed screenplay that is heavily reliant upon fancy, in addition to below standard post-production work (e.g., a car following Jane and Patrick is seen being driven from both sides of the front seat by its sole occupant), and a garish lack of knowledge concerning law enforcement procedures is only too evident.

Throughout this foolish affair that the film becomes, Reed shines, easily gathering in acting honours with a subtly layered and credible performance, and O'Quinn also acts well, especially in light of his written dialogue. Richard Leiterman's cinematography is expert as always and fitting underscoring is contributed by Joseph Conlan, but the scenario's collapse into nearly total incongruity and odd character metamorphosis becomes too great of a handicap.

Critic Reviews



More Like This

Detonator II: Night Watch

Detonator II: Night Watch

Victim of Love

Victim of Love

Entangled

Entangled

The Heist

The Heist

Detonator

Detonator

The Disappearance of Kevin Johnson

The Disappearance of Kevin Johnson

Taffin

Taffin

Murder 101

Murder 101

Live Wire

Live Wire

The Broken Chain

The Broken Chain

The Nephew

The Nephew

Mad City

Mad City

Did You Know?

Storyline

Plot Summary


Genres

Crime | Thriller

What to Watch: "Mrs. Maisel," "Vikings," and More

Save yourself from endless browsing with our list of top TV picks for the week, including a 16-time Emmy winner, the final season of "Vikings," and Scarlett Johansson's latest film.

Watch our video

Featured on IMDb

Check out what IMDb editors are excited to watch this month and get gifting with IMDb's Holiday Gift Guide, curated with the entertainment lover in mind!

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com