The Long Kiss Goodnight
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An ordinary woman discovers that her life was not always ordinary in this action thriller. Samantha Caine (Geena Davis) is a typical, well-mannered single mother working as a schoolteacher when she isn't looking after her children. Nothing on the surface would seem to be remarkable about Samantha's life, but every once in a while she has vague memories and unexplained impulses that don't add up with her current life experience; she has scars but no idea of how they got there, she suddenly displays a deadly talent for knife-throwing while chopping vegetables for dinner, and when she… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Frankly, if I had to see either Harlin-Davis movie again, I'd opt for the klutzy unpleasantness of Cutthroat Island over the efficient if equally stupid unpleasantness of this 1996 release."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"There's an excessive amount of excess -- a mind-numbing plurality of firearm battles, vehicular explosions and brutally frank sexual talk."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"The surprise and also the disappointment of The Long Kiss Goodnight is much simpler, and less politically inflected: it's badly made, or too close to badly made."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
"I like The Long Kiss Goodnight. I thought it was a lot of fun, and the dialogue was funny and didn't make me wince in pain."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"underrated action in drag"
‑ Karina Montgomery, Cinerina
"The Long Kiss Goodnight is the fall's best summer movie."
‑ David Ansen, Newsweek
""The Long Kiss Goodnight" has a jokey good time with its outlandish pyrotechnics and offbeat character interplay."
‑ Todd McCarthy, Variety
"Hectic stuff with a spectacular finale."
‑ , Film4
"This is pretty standard action hero stuff, with the exception of having Gena Davis take on the traditional male role. And she's not bad!"
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"Solid action movie. Davis kicks ass, Jackson is in his usual form. Could have used more family implications, but does okay."
‑ Fred Topel,
"Like the heroine, the movie has two personalities that smartly coexist."
‑ Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
"The only saving graces are Davis's stripped-down, mean-as-a-wildcat portrayal of the Uzi-toting Charly, and Jackson's engagingly ineffectual turn."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"The kind of movie in which a dozen bad guys with an automatic weapon in each hand couldn't hit a lake if they were standing at the bottom of it, to steal the screenplay's best wiseacre remark."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"He's a hack, but I love Renny Harlin!"
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Lots of action, bullets, blood and explosions with a little comedy. Nothing fancy."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
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