Bait and Switch
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Watching this movie reminded me of the great line from the Tom Hanks movie "Bachelor Party": 'Normally, I don't like my filth this clean.' There is only one reason to watch a Shannon Tweed movie and it isn't here. Normally, I wouldn't complain--you pay your money and take your chances. But this movie is a flat out violation of truth in advertising. It's billed as a R rated movie on amazon, on the cover for the disk, and even stamped on the dvd itself. But as soon as you play it you're told that it is PG. And, boy, does it ever deserve it's PG rating. I've seen more skin in documentaries on the Amish. If you're one of those rare birds who'd watch a Tweed movie for the plot, forget it--it's not good enough to keep an insomniac awake nor is it bad enough for camp. If you need a movie to get rid of unwanted guests, this might do the trick. But, if you want to see Shannon in all or even some of her glory, look elsewhere."
"Damn girl, what happened?"
Randy Rousseau | Cincinnati | 12/28/1999
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Hard Vice, an engrossing and sweeping film of Las Vegas nightlife, boasts a stellar cast and fine screenplay, but a poor and convoluted plot. With great lines such as "Damn girl, what'd ya do in that bathroom?", this film wastes its immense potential. Shannon Tweed shines in this quasi-hot flick as a homicide detective. Her fine supporting castmates do their best to bring nuance to their scandalously underdeveloped characters, but overall this film is only average. The biggest mistake in this film is wasting the fine potentiality of scenes in the stunning Maxim and Arizona Charlie's Hotels in Vegas. Still, worth watching with your mother or grandparent."
-Good- Vegas sexploitation, cops & call-girls, piece.
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Vegas vice cops, Joe Owens (Sam Jones) and Andrea Thompson (Shannon Tweed), blow open the world of high priced call girls who become the prime suspects in a brutal string of murders. END"