Saturday, August 27, 2011

Kiss the Girls (1997)

This was on USA today, and I went back and forth on whether I should review it.  But it does contain kidnapping, chicks tied to trees, and a smokin' hot Ashley Judd so I decided to go ahead with it.  I read Kiss The Girls before I saw the movie, and the film follows the book pretty closely.  The book is actually much more descriptive in terms of the sexual abuse and such so it's fine that was left out. 

For the like 2 people out there that haven't seen this movie, Kiss The Girls is about a kidnapper/murderer called Casanova, who keeps a harem of young, smart, beautiful women in an underground lair in North Carolina.  Detective Alex Cross (Morgan Freeman) is put on the case after his niece, Naomi goes missing.  Shortly after, Kate McTiernan (Ashley Judd) is abducted from her home and added to the menagerie of women in Casanova's collection.

She escapes the killer's clutches and joins Det. Cross on cracking the case.  They open a Pandora's box of missing women, exposing a bi-coastal operation that has been going on for years.  But as they get closer to nabbing the suspect, they realize he may have been closer than they thought all along.

Kiss The Girls is a little on the long side, but it's a fast-paced and exciting thriller.  The acting is great, although Ashley Judd in the scene where she describes her ordeal contains super-ugly cry face.  The twist was good, and overall good flick.  I've always liked this one.

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