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A beautiful but reserved criminal psychiatrist must deal with the obsessive stalking of a dangerous killer in this erotically charged thriller. The film's central tension emerges from the relationship between Dr. Sarah Taylor (Rebecca DeMornay), a highly professional psychologist, and a handsome stranger, Tony Ramirez (Antonio Banderas). After randomly encountering Tony in a supermarket, the normally aloof Sarah lets her guard down and embarks on a passionate sexual affair with the Latino charmer. Soon afterward, however, Sarah receives a series of disturbing threats from an unknown… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 15%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Reasonably entertaining but largely uninspired."
‑ Brendan Kelly, Variety
"It's mysterious and sexy enough to keep tension alive until, too bad, the whole thing collapses with a twist ending that is nearly laughable."
‑ Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle
"It's basically a direct-to-video erotic thriller blown up to big-screen proportions, but the stars are attractive and it's passably entertaining -- right up to the ridiculous twist ending."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"There's plenty of sex. There's little plot. There's reason to watch something else."
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"Even with its sights set this low, the film misfires on every level."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"An adequate psychological thriller on a topical theme -- Repressed Memory Syndrome -- but with little special quality, few frills or thrills, and a relaxed, almost languid exposition."
‑ Wally Hammond, Time Out
"[Hall] can't triumph over the problems in the script, or tie up all the loose ends, but his brisk, competent approach does minimize the effects of these flaws."
‑ Hal Hinson, Washington Post
"The answer to the mystery was a surprise to me, but I didn't find the answer very convincing."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"and never watch anything with Banderas and DeMornay co-starring..."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Utterly forgettable."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
"It's an easy-to-watch movie that will be even easier on video, where it should turn up any minute."
‑ Caryn James, New York Times
"Here's a sure method to guess whodunnit in bad mystery thrillers: pick the suspect most likely to shock the audience and you have the killer."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Barely watchable."
‑ Dragan Antulov,
"The film is rife with unexpected revelations and twists but the filmmakers' sly maneuvering, instead of sucking the audience deeper into this psychological thriller, are apt to make them feel manipulated."
‑ Jon Matsumoto, Boxoffice Magazine
"One of the least subtle motion pictures this year."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
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