[This is one of my golden oldies reviews - written years
ago when I was just getting started and never posted.
I stand by the conclusions, but in most cases many details
are missing that I would normally include today.]
Last night I saw A DANGEROUS WOMAN starring Barbara Hershey,
Gabriel Byrne, and most of all Debra Winger. I gave the movie 2 stars.
I liked it but could not recommend it.
A DANGEROUS WOMAN had very poor directing by Stephen Gyllenhaal.
Overall the show was a mess. You could fall asleep in parts it went so
slow. You may remember Gyllenhaal from all of the TV movies he has
directed. Perhaps you saw his awful PARIS TROUT on TV.
What was good about A DANGEROUS WOMAN was Debra Winger's part.
She played someone who the doctors could find nothing wrong with but
who suffered from an extremely low IQ.
The movie centered around Winger's sexuality. She gave an
absolutely wonderful performance. Very realistic. I wish she had a
better director. The other people in the movie were acceptable but
There is one scene in the movie that was more chilling than any
horror show. Best to close your eyes and hold your ears - it was
Copyright © 1993 Steve Rhodes