Someone to Watch over Me
Someone to Watch over Me (1987)

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)… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 9, 1987
DVD Release Date: August 28, 2001
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Critic Score: 76% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Its plot is sometimes hard to swallow, but some fine acting and director Ridley Scott's stylish visual flair make Someone to Watch Over Me an engaging police thriller.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

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.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

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.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews aggressively pointless and utterly forgettable misfire from filmmaker Scott.

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Michael Wilmington
Los Angeles Times

Illogical, flawed or forced thrillers are all too common. Ones that knock your eyes out are rare.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Howard Franklin's screenplay plays less like a feature film than like the pilot for a failed television series about New York policemen.

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Emanuel Levy

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.

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Variety Staff

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.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

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.

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Clint Morris

A riveting piece of cinema....Berenger at his dependable best

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Flixster Audience Score: 42% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
A predictable thriller romance type story, the actors are okay, and overall the movie is okay, not good or bad, just okay.
Marcus Woolcott
Sags in the middle and never recovers.
Tim Salmons
A Ridley Scott 'director for hire' film, but I enjoyed it.
Donna Dawson
Great thriller by Ridley Scott. My ever favorite actor Tom Berenger stars with Mimi Rogers in this classic thriller of a newly promoted Detective that is hired… More
xGary Xx
Run of the mill 80s thriller, notable only for the nice visuals from Ridley Scott. The opening shot of the Chrysler building has been ripped off mercilessly… More