The Long Kiss Goodnight
The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)

The comfortably drab life of a working mom becomes a nightmare when she finds herself pursued by an assassin who seems to know more about her cloudy past than she does. Frightened by the attack and by some disturbing memories that have… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 11, 1996
DVD Release Date: February 6, 2001
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Critic Score: 68% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

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.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

There's an excessive amount of excess -- a mind-numbing plurality of firearm battles, vehicular explosions and brutally frank sexual talk.

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Nick Rogers

For once, Shane Black's penchant for Christmas isn't merely window-dressing. He understands the holiday's sometimes wearying grenade-shrapnel shell-shock - and how claustrophobically cloistering with loved ones often can only expand the blast radius.

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David Ansen

The Long Kiss Goodnight is the fall's best summer movie.

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Todd McCarthy

"The Long Kiss Goodnight" has a jokey good time with its outlandish pyrotechnics and offbeat character interplay.

Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

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.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

Like the heroine, the movie has two personalities that smartly coexist.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

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.

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Hectic stuff with a spectacular finale.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Clintus Maximus
This is an excellent action movie, underrated in my opinion. Geena Davis shines in the dual roles of amnesia-victim schoolteacher and CIA assassin. It's… More
Candy Rose
A bit like Bourne Identity. An assassin loses her memory of her past life.
Christopher Heim
A VERY 90's action-thriller that manages to be enjoyable against all odds. The plot can be summed up as a more ridiculous version of "The Bourne… More
Alex roy
Enjoyable action film directed by Renny Harlin, this is a thrilling actioner from start to finish. Renny Harlin is a pretty good director and he is able to… More
Dan Schultz
A serviceable if forgettable pre-Bourne film concerning a former CIA agent (Geena Davis) who suffers from amnesia, and how her memory is jarred as to who she is… More
Lady D'arbanville
It's not exactly a mind blowing film nor is it particularly taxing on the brain, but it's an enjoyable watch and an enjoyable one for Geena Davis