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This fun, silly thriller written and directed by Michael Crichton manages to combine the dramatic murders of beautiful models, a secret conspiracy to use TV commercials for mind-control, and an unusual seeing-eye device which makes the wearer invisible. Plastic surgeon Larry Roberts (Albert Finney) becomes the prime suspect after two models on whom he operated are killed. Larry becomes suspicious because both of the women came into his office asking for very precise and seemingly unnecessary physical alterations. Agreeing to operate, because the women's jobs depended on the surgery, Larry… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 29%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A silly and unconvincing contempo sci-fi thriller."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"This confusing, silly story from writer-director Michael Crichton concerns hypnotic TV commercials, models, and stun guns."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"If Crichton meant Looker as a satiric comedy, as he says he did, it doesn't come off as a very pointed or very funny one."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Clever, fairly effective thriller."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Tediously convoluted."
‑ Tom Milne, Time Out
"...there's little doubt that Looker would've worked a whole lot better as a novel..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Weak and dated today, it was one of the first films my family rented after purchasing one of those cutting edge VCRs (you know, the one with the remote control with a cord)."
‑ Jonathan W. Hickman, Entertainment Insiders
"This is the kind of shoddy time-filler that Oscar-calibre actors clearly do only to pay the rent. Plenty of unintentional giggles though."
‑ , Film4
"The plot is pretty silly but Mr. Crichton's handling of it is even sillier, though it is bold."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Looker's surface pleasures are undeniable"
‑ Bill Chambers, Film Freak Central
"Hopelessly outdated and borderline ridiculous medical thriller about cloned fashion models."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
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