Fatal Beauty
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Rita Rizzoli (Whoopi Goldberg) is a crusading narcotics cop assigned to track down the source of some killer crack cocaine in this pretentious and preachy anti-drug crime drama. Rita poses as a prostitute and is soon hot after two small-time hoods (Brad Dourif and Mike Jolly) who murder their way up the drug-dealing ladder in hopes of becoming kingpins. Cheech Marin and Catherine Blore provide interesting cameos in this feature that co-stars Ruben Blades and Sam Elliott. Contains stereotypical characters and gratuitous violence. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 25%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Tom Holland directed from a script and story credited to three individuals, anyone could have knocked this one out during coffee break."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"So-so Whoopi comedy-thriller. There are worse things and she's made some of them."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Goldberg's best work since The Color Purple."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"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"
‑ Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
"what night's rubbish night again?"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"Bloody, boring and pandering, is as poisonous as the drug trade it pretends to defame."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"A lackluster Beverly Hills Cop rip-off."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"Whoopi's a cool lady, but she's done a lot of stunningly awful movies. This is (easily) one of the worst."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
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