Catchfire (1990) - Action, Comedy, Crime

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A witness to a mob assassination flees for her life from town to town, switching identities, but cannot seem to elude Milo, the chief killer out to get her.

IMDB: 5.4
Director: Dennis Hopper
Stars: Dennis Hopper, Jodie Foster
Length: 116 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 5 out of 40 found boring (12.5%)

One-line Reviews (19)

A Very Entertaining Film .

It was probably a smart move as the second half of the movie dragged too much.

Dennis Hopper was a major collector of modern art and it shows in this film,its worth watching for the abstract art influences.

I enjoyed it and gave it an 8.

This movie moved very slow.

Poor dialogue and predictable plot ruin what could have been a good film .

Superficial cliché of a movie .

They (Hopper and Foster) are the most uninteresting couple I believe that I have ever come across in my exposure to the world of cinema, and you will be cheering for them to lose and then be grandly maddened by the ending.

***SPOILERS*** The film "Catchfire" or "Backtrack" is only worth watching for it's unintentional or, if in fact is was really made as a comedy, intentional laughs.

It has fantastic on location photography, that only adds to the enjoyment of a somewhat flawed, nevertheless intriguing, and ultimately entertaining movie.

"Both these above movies are almost as bad as Hopper's Hot Spot,The (1990) which is saved by the stunning curves of both Virginia Madsen and newcomer Jennifer Connelly.

Now, that's what I call worth watching.

All the time you are waiting for something interesting to happen, but no, you are still watching the same dull, uninspiring and superficial cliché of a movie with a very bad soundtrack.

"Dull, unintelligent man gains complexity by sparing the life of a beautiful artist, forcing her to have sex with him and then winning her heart".

They turned what was potentially a stunning ending into a far-out shoot-out with cops and bad-guys inside a flammable industrial plant.

A hit man with his quirks, a girl who's playing hard to get, mob guys acting tough and incapable cops, yawn...

On the other hand, the plot bottomed out, predictable in most ways.

Not good, but worth watching.

They're dizzy, lustful little cyphers, and they might've been more engaging if they'd been written with brains.