The January Man
The January Man (1989)

This offbeat police thriller with heavy doses of humor was written by John Patrick Shanley, the former playwright who wrote Cher's hit romantic comedy Moonstruck. Kevin Kline stars as Nick Starkey, a brilliant former New York City… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 13, 1989
DVD Release Date: April 16, 2002
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It wants to be zany but violent, satirical but slapstick, romantic but cynical. It wants some of its actors to rant and rave like amateur tragedians, and others to reach for subtle nuances. And it wants all of these things to happen at the same time.

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Bob Bloom

A strange suspense thriller that is uninvolving.

Cathy Burke
United Press International

The film sets out to be large, dramatic and powerful -- as well as endearing -- and misses on every point.

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Fred Topel

good mystery

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Flixster Audience Score: 28% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
I re-watched this recently, and I just had to lower my rating for it, it's worse than I remembered it. The story is predictable, cliched, and none of the… More
Sunil Jawahir
Another overdone serial killer movie.
Randy Tippy
Wretched writing and poorly directed. I can give you six good reasons why this film should have been a hell of a lot better: Kevin Kline, Susan Sarandon,… More
Stefan P
One of the most uneven films I've seen in recent years. The cast and acting is amazing, the story interesting and a few scenes are fantastic. Then, when… More
Byron Brubaker
Some barely coherent political cover up subplot kept me from getting hooked by this movie. Kline plays the funny central character who marches to the beat of… More
Christopher Brown
Alright thriller, but no where near a great one.