Fatal Beauty
Fatal Beauty (1987)

In this action-packed crime film, undercover detective Rita Rizzoli (Whoopi Goldberg) is on a mission to uncover the mastermind behind a large drug ring pushing a killer batch of cocaine.

Rated: R
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Release Date: February 6, 2001
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Critic Score: 25% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Janet Maslin
New York Times

The wisecracks and the swaggering are as unrelieved as the film's almost comically ecstatic gunplay. Someone must have figured audiences like things this way.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Tom Holland directed from a script and story credited to three individuals, anyone could have knocked this one out during coffee break.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

So-so Whoopi comedy-thriller. There are worse things and she's made some of them.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Goldberg's best work since The Color Purple.

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

Whoopi Goldberg is at her sassy, funny best in this upbeat 1987 cop caper, playing a Los Angeles detective who takes no nonsense and is ready for anything the badass guys can dish out

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Clint Morris
Moviehole

what night's rubbish night again?

Rita Kempley
Washington Post

Bloody, boring and pandering, is as poisonous as the drug trade it pretends to defame.

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Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

A lackluster Beverly Hills Cop rip-off.

Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Whoopi's a cool lady, but she's done a lot of stunningly awful movies. This is (easily) one of the worst.

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