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  • Summary: Eight kidnapped women. All beautiful. All talented. All in danger of having their lives cut cruelly short if police detective Alex Cross (Freeman) and key witness Kate McTiernan (Judd) can't locate the elusive "collector" who calls himself Casanova.  (Paramount Pictures)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. 88
    David Klass, the screenwriter, gives Freeman and Judd more specific dialogue than is usual in thrillers; they sound as if they might actually be talking with each other and not simply advancing plot points.
  2. Reviewed by: Jack Mathews
    Fleder has directed three-quarters of a terrific movie and one-quarter of pure Hollywood baloney. After carefully building up the suspense and tension through Cross and McTiernan's search, spiked with nail-biting encounters on both coasts, Fleder lets it trail off in anti-climax and banal violence.
  3. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    Replete with smart, capable characters and crimes so bizarre that they lend the film a suspiciously lurid nature, this tony suspenser is hampered by the presence of a villain who is all too obvious from the very beginning.
  4. Kiss the Girls is a fake psychological thriller that turns into a garishly schlocky and implausible bogeyman hunt.
  5. Director Gary Fleder seems to be trying for the mood and atmosphere of "Seven," another Freeman film about murder and police work, but this movie isn't as stylish and the script by David Klass, based on the James Patterson novel, doesn't really hang together.
  6. It's diverting enough, and intermittently suspenseful, but also strangely empty and decadent in a way that truly merits that overused term.
  7. 10
    Misguided attempts at political correctness make this serial-killer movie stupid instead of just dull.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Mar 9, 2012
    this film may be a bit old but it was still good, the actors were brilliant but that is expected by Morgan Freemon. the plot is clever but you can tell what is coming in the film (well if you have a brain) and this does sort of wreck the film this is why more score is not higher. i thought it was a developed film with good actors and good plot Expand
  2. FrankO.
    Feb 15, 2006
    Morgan Freeman shines as Alex Cross in this adaptation of a James Patterson's thriller novel. Ashley Judd is good as 2nd was too long but plotline kept it going. Expand
  3. Nov 12, 2012
    The plot plays out well, and Kiss the Girls has some thrills for sure, but all through the movie, I couldn't help thinking how good it could've been with Denzel as Cross. Expand

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