Актеры: Michael Douglas (as Detective Nick Curran), Sharon Stone (as Catherine Tramell), George Dzundza (as Gus), Jeanne Tripplehorn (as Elisabeth 'Beth' Garner, Ph.D.), Denis Arndt (as Lieutenant Walker), Leilani Sarelle (as Roxy), Bruce A. Young (as Andrews), Chelcie Ross (as Captain Talcott), Dorothy Malone (as Hazel Dobkins), Wayne Knight (as John Correli), Daniel von Bargen (as Lieutenant Marty Nilsen), Stephen Tobolowsky (as Dr. Lamott), Benjamin Mouton (as Harrigan), Jack McGee (as Sheriff), Bill Cable (as Johnny Boz)
Описание: Бисексуальную красотку (Стоун) подозревают в убийстве, совершенном шилом для колки льда. Полицейский (Дуглас), ведущий расследование, не может преодолеть в себе инстинкт, который режиссер Пауль Верхувен, сценарист Джо Эстерхаз и большинство обитателей земного шара вполне справедливо считают основным. Апофеоз утонченного секса и эстетизированного насилия. Все снято с шиком дорогой рекламы, но при отсутствии мало мальски убедительных мотивировок. Шумный скандал вокруг фильма собрал ему очень приличную прессу и кассу. Л: ЛАЗЕР ВИДЕО, PREMER FILM. (Иванов М.)
Рецензии: Paul Verhoeven has created a masterwork from Joe Eszterhas' controversial script. Several sex scenes become a leitmotif, as the participants appear to pummel, rather than love, one another with their nether parts. But the most rugged and the most erotic scene occurs between Detective Nick Curran, Michael Douglas, and his colleague, Beth Garner, portrayed by Jeanne Tripplehorn. He throws her against a wall and then against the back of a chesterfield. That is only the foreplay. In this film sex is violence, and that is Verhoeven's theme.
But there is more. Sharon Stone as Catherine Tramell has a beautiful blonde form in that Beach Boy / California girl manner. She plays her 'flashing' scene in the police interrogation room with wit and a touch of class. Throughout the film she is arch, intelligent, electric. Her foil, Nick Curran, a troubled detective, realizes she might be a murderer, but finds her personality and her allure, irresistible. Douglas' performance is driven, masculine, affecting ... yet he would be well advised to keep his trousers on henceforth, for his sagging bottom is simply too comical.
There are several echoes of Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo (58). Both pictures have as a setting the picturesque San Francisco area. Jerry Goldsmith's music recalls Bernard Herrmann's symphonic score. The stairwell in Curran's apartment building resembles the vertiginous staircase of the Mission bell tower. And as with Hitchcock the dialogue is often simultaneously risque and humorous, although more vulgar in keeping with the tenor of modern times.
Eszterhas' script is carefully crafted, and it does not cheat. Life proves ambiguous at many levels, and so does art. The mystery is dark' the action, including a car chase, thrills' and the locale continually shifts, from a cop station to Catherine's lovely seaside house to a colorful bar where Catherine's jealous female lover and Curran engage in a sensual battle for her charms.
Day, night, sun, rain, streets, highways, scenery, ocean, sex, emotion, confrontations, death ... the film envelops everything, perhaps even love. Here, Verhoeven, Eszterhas, Douglas, Stone, have achieved some screen magic of the past