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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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

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

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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