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Someone to Watch Over Me, a mystery thriller directed by Ridley Scott is the story of a police officer who falls in love with the woman he is hired to protect and the effect of this affair on his marriage and his life. Claire (Mimi Rogers) an extremely wealthy socialite is the sole witness to a mob murder and is in great danger. Mike (Tom Berenger), a happily married NYC police officer is assigned to protect her and takes up residence in her foyer while she waits to testify. A romance develops between the unlikely couple which threatens Mike's marriage to Ellie (Lorraine Bracco). All of… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 76%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Even though the movie doesn't leave much of a residue, it looks terrific while you're watching it: Manhattan has seldom appeared as glitzy or as glamorous."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Most of New York, indoors and out, looks about as good as the Chrysler Building in Scott's gleaming fusion of eternal triangle and killer-on-the-loose."
‑ Derek Adams, Time Out
" aggressively pointless and utterly forgettable misfire from filmmaker Scott."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Scott's visual prowess overwhelms a paper-thin premise."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Beneath the slick performances and sumptuous production values lies a smart critique of late-1980s consumerism and, suprisingly, a genuinely engaging take on relationships."
‑ , Film4
"Illogical, flawed or forced thrillers are all too common. Ones that knock your eyes out are rare."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Los Angeles Times
"Howard Franklin's screenplay plays less like a feature film than like the pilot for a failed television series about New York policemen."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"A guilty pleasure: Ridley Scott's fourth film is a minor work, a semi-effective combo of cop thriller and erotic noir melodrama, but it has nice visual style and the perfromances by Tom Berenger, Mimi Rogers and especially Lorraine Barcco are likable."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A top-drawer romantic thriller."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Intriguing cop thriller, with Lorraine Bracco stealing the show as the tough cop's wife."
‑ Brian Mckay,
"A stylish and romantic police thriller which manages, through the sleek direction of Ridley Scott and persuasive ensemble performances, to triumph over several hard-to-swallow plot developments."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Movies like this are on automatic pilot. Unless we are very young, very naive or hopelessly lusting after one of the stars, there is little to interest us aside from interior decorating hints."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"A riveting piece of cinema....Berenger at his dependable best"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"Stylish, but aburd."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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