Copycat (1995)

A serial killer stalks the streets of San Francisco; unlike his many predecessors does not choose a distinctive, identifying pattern. No, this killer prides himself on his unoriginality: he is a copycat, recreating the violent murders of… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 28, 1998
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Mike Clark
USA Today

Copycat, despite two tough-babe leads to kill for, flies in more directions than scattered kitty litter.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

A striking, consistently engaging thriller...

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Scott Weinberg

Not -half-bad serial killer thriller. A great cast helps immeasurably.

Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

[Gives] Weaver equal billing with everyone's favorite Southern spitfire, Holly Hunter. Teaming up these heavyweights is the genius notion of Copycat, a solid serial-killer thriller elevated by phenomenal acting. [Blu-ray]

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

There are so many numbskull moves by almost every character, it becomes more of an exercise in frustration than an enjoyable viewing experience.

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Michael Dequina

Boasts fine performances by Hunter and Weaver, but it's the inept work of the villains that keeps it from really coming alive.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It's not the kind of title that anyone would seek out, but it's a fine movie if you're just going to be watching a little TV.

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Neil Cohen
Echo Magazine

Great cast but too nasty-tempered to elevate it from its sordid serial killer roots.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Entertaining -- for all the wrong reasons -- thriller,

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Luke Baldock
Gripping serial killer thriller that was overshadowed by the release of Se7en a month earlier. Weaver is an agoraphobic psychologist that specialises in serial… More
Lady D'arbanville
An original plot for a serial killer film and although it?s not exceptionally well acted, it is the plot in this one, that is the main focus of the film. The… More
Tim Salmons
An ok thriller.
Red Lats
A con on death row initiates a copycat serial killer just to battle wits and eventually kill Dr. Helen Hudson (Sigourney Weaver). It is a bit obscure -- if the… More
Film Crazy
Ive seen this a fair few times and still think its brilliant! I Think its clever stylish, different, and exciting with a great cast and great performances… More
Dean McKenna
Impressive suspense-thriller about a criminal psychologist who develops agoraphobia after a serial killer makes an attempt on her life. She is forced out of her… More

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