Review Date: September 11, 1999
Director: Rupert Wainwright
Writer: Tom Lazarus, Rick Ramage
Producers: Frank Mancuso Jr.
Patricia Arquette as Frankie
Gabriel Byrne as Andrew
Jonathan Pryce as Cardinal
On the positive tip, I sure did enjoy the soundtrack which proved that Smashing Pumkin Billy Corgan could sure do a great Trent Reznor impression, and the performance by Patricia Arquette, which was excellent as a cute, hip, young chick who anyone, at least in our generation, could relate to. And how about all of her funky getups and apartment fillers? Very kewl! Byrne was okay as the Jason Miller part from the original EXORCIST, but did they have to toss in a cheesy romance? Not my bag. Anyway, all in all, this film might satisfy some folks who love the MTV-style movies with little plot development despite a lot of movement, and Patricia Arquette fans, but thriller fans, lovers of the supernatural genre, will not find anything to get excited about in this bombastic retread. And despite not appreciating the film's story line, I do mark it higher than usual, because I personally do like Patricia Arquette and enjoyed some of its stylish intent. Unfortunately, the director went too far in this area, believing himself to be directing an action/adventure film instead of a taut thriller.