Looker (1981)

Writer-director Michael Crichton's suspense tale stars Albert Finney as a plastic surgeon whose clients keep turning up dead.

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 30, 1981
DVD Release Date: January 30, 2007
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Critic Score: 29% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

A silly and unconvincing contempo sci-fi thriller.

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TV Guide

This confusing, silly story from writer-director Michael Crichton concerns hypnotic TV commercials, models, and stun guns.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

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.

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Tom Milne
Time Out

Tediously convoluted.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...there's little doubt that Looker would've worked a whole lot better as a novel...

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Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders

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).

Vincent Canby
New York Times

The plot is pretty silly but Mr. Crichton's handling of it is even sillier, though it is bold.

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Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

Looker's surface pleasures are undeniable

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Scott Weinberg

Hopelessly outdated and borderline ridiculous medical thriller about cloned fashion models.

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Flixster Audience Score: 42% Flixster User Reviews
Anthony Valletta
Interesting premise, but very dated (80's) and quite choppy in places. Bring a barf back for the title song.