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  • Summary: In this thriller an amnesiac schoolteacher (Davis) searches for her true identity and finds she is actually a secret agent immersed in a deadly plot to topple the government.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 20
  2. Negative: 6 out of 20
  1. Reviewed by: David Eimer
    80
    Most of the fun comes from the Davis/Jackson pairing and some frantic action scenes, though problems include too many "meanigful" close-ups of cigarettes being lit and booming (appropriately) sound.
  2. Reviewed by: Richard Corliss
    80
    Writer Shane Black mines his thriller premise while musing on issues of identity and redemption; he also shaped the itchy camaraderie of Davis and Jackson.
  3. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    70
    With the help of his stunt and special effects teams, Harlin delivers more than enough goods to satisfy genre fans, so main question is whether a female action hero, and Davis in particular, is ready to be embraced by the huge public the film is clearly targeting.
  4. One of the most blithely, giddily ridiculous movies to come along in ages.
  5. Reviewed by: Ken Tucker
    42
    Ultimately, however, Kiss is too ridiculous to engage us as a thriller yet too cringingly self-conscious to amuse us as camp.
  6. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    38
    The movie tries to juggle motherly love sentiment with wanna-be snappy ripostes with a violent streak that extends to threatening a grade-schooler with blinding and busted kneecaps. [11 Oct 1996, Pg.03.D]
  7. If you haven't lived until you've heard Geena Davis say "Suck my dick," New Line probably deserves your money.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Aug 4, 2013
    9
    This is a very underrated movie as far as the action and humorous one-liners. Suspend a little disbelief and enjoy the peak of the Samuel L. Jacksplotation era. Expand
  2. jeffdn
    Apr 5, 2009
    8
    Gritty and nice twist on a normal thriller.
  3. Jan 26, 2014
    7
    Pulpy, campy, and fun, The Long Kiss Goodnight delivers lots of action, one-liners, and explosions that you would expect from this kind of genre fare. The movie isn't really anything special, just a good time with friends on a Friday night. Expand

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