The freaks come out at night
JGC | 02/28/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As a huge (and very new) Bruce Willis fan I had to watch this movie as it has gone down in history as being one of his most (in)famous roles ever. In this film Bruce is a group therapist on a quest to find a macabre killer who he suspects is a patient. Along the way he meets a trampy young girl (the very talented Jane March) that only manages to complicate matters.
The overall story and the pace of the movie (after the first 35 minutes which moved like sand in an hourglass) was very strong. I enjoyed learning about all of the members of the group. They were all a bunch of oddballs. It's hard to say which was the most screwed up or who had the most issues.
Ritchie was the most interesting to watch because although he was the youngest member of the group it was fairly apparent that he had been through something very shocking. Although she wasn't a member of the group sessions, I also thought that Bonnie added a lot to the overall story. Even though she was only in a couple of short scenes she somehow still always managed to pull the rug out from under Sondra.
The movie ends with a surprise that no one could have seen coming because even though the story built up to it the ending still managed to remain a total surprise. Bruce was just fine in this movie, however I thought that perhaps his talents were a touch overused and overstated. Perhaps he would have been better suited as the police detective.
I did think the movie was a little on the long side (over 2 hours). The love making and nudity was also rather excessive. Frankly, I do not want to see my movie stars undress because it leaves nothing to the imagination. It's also rather anticlimactic and just boring to watch. The DVD does not include anything besides the trailer. The lightening, picture quality and overall sound leaves a lot to be desired.
Overall I give this movie 4.5 stars. "Color of Night" is probably one of the best mystery style suspense movies that came out during the '90s, because unlike the gaggle of other films, this one is both creative, wonderfully directed and includes a strong supporting cast."
Jery Tillotson | new york city | 02/16/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Bruce Willis is known to younger movie-goers as that middle-aged bald-headed guy who makes action movies. They should take a gander at Willis in this l994 nail-biter. He's never looked more sizzling, sexy and gorgeous as a psychologist trying to track down a serial killer--who might be one of his own patients.
Willis proves what a terrific movie star he is when the camera photographs just his face--and just using his eyes, facial expression and mouth he conveys volumes of emotions--from blazing sexualty to pathos to bitterness.
Some reviewers say that this DVD has full frontal shots of Willis naked but in the version I just watched, you barely see his nude tush and just a bare glimpse of a very partial front glimpse of genitalia.
Which brings me the point to this case of blatant gende bias: Jane March is very nude in several scenes--but Willis is always covered up with not even a rear shot. You see more on cable TV these days.
Anyway, this was the big selling point when this movie came out and flopped--Bruce Willi in the nude! It can be enjoyed by today's movie buffs as a fascinatng excursion into the underworld of sexual payshopothia."
Good thriller with Bruce Willis and an all star cast
Bracken J. Deatherage | Kennewick, WA USA | 08/16/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Good psychological thriller that will keep you guessing throughout the movie. Due to some sexual content, probably not a movie for middle schoolers or younger. If you are a fan of Bruce Willis, Jane March, Scott Bakula, or Leslie Ann Warren, it is the film for you!"