Shock to the System
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Enough action, a tiny pinch of sex and some campy moments from Morgan Fairchild.
TV Guide Magazine
The story delivers enough twists and turns to be engaging without feeling like work, and the overall vibe is dangerous and flirty rather than brutal or excessively graphic.
The New York Times
A sly, refreshingly grown-up gay entertainment, though rather less satisfying as a thriller.
Director Ron Oliver applies a thin veneer of straight-to-cable pseudo-gloss without finding a workable tone, and the cast lacks the charisma and chemistry to make the genre and gender-bending register as more than novelty.
Los Angeles Times
So grimly determined to be even-handed that it never generates tension.
The Hollywood Reporter
Shock to the System demonstrates that merely subverting genre conventions doesn't quite make for compelling entertainment.
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