Her Alibi
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A frustrated writer helps save a woman being railroaded by the law -- or is she? -- in this comic mystery with romantic overtones. Phil Blackwood (Tom Selleck) is a best-selling mystery novelist who has run into a bad case of writer's block. Hoping to find inspiration for his next book, Phil goes to the city courthouse and witnesses the arraignment of Nina Ionescu (Paulina Porizkova), a beautiful Romanian immigrant who is accused of killing a man with a pair of scissors. For Phil, it's love at first sight, and after sneaking into jail disguised as a priest, he makes her an offer. Phil… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 15%

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"He's a mystery writer, she's a mystery; and it's also a mystery how TV fodder like this manages to get the high-gloss, top-talent treatment at studios."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Screenwriter Charlie Peters is the predictable piggy whose arrested pubescence informs Her Alibi. When it comes to imagination, he has much in common with his hero."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"Her Alibi veers with little purpose from bland drama to heavy-handed slapstick, with rhythm, characterization, and plotting better suited to television than the movies"
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Utterly innocuous and completely unmemorable."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"The plot is ludicrous, which in itself would be perfectly acceptable given sharper handling, but both script and direction devote so much time to romantic undercurrents that the central intrigue is further divested of credibility."
‑ , Time Out
"You know a movie is in trouble when you start looking at your watch. You know it's in bad trouble when you start shaking your watch because you think it might have stopped."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Watch it with the sound off to see two pretty people and miss the dumb plot."
‑ Nell Minow, Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
"A romantic melodrama of a boringness to make your average tooth extraction seem preferable."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"A dodgy script and weak direction means the decent performances fall flat."
‑ , Empire Magazine
"Her Alibi is a trifling confection, a near-invisible farce, cinematic pocket lint. That's not to say that it's a terrible movie; cake icing certainly isn't a terrible food."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
"A pleasant lightweight piece of entertainment."
‑ Mark R. Leeper, rec.arts.movies.reviews
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