Impulse (1974) - Horror, Thriller

Hohum Score

21

Watchable

A paranoid, leisure-suit-wearing conman/gigolo named Matt Stone seduces lonely women, bilks them of their savings via an investment scam, then kills them. When he begins seeing an ...

IMDB: 4.6
Director: William Grefé
Stars: William Shatner, Ruth Roman
Length: 82 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 4 out of 32 found boring (12.5%)

One-line Reviews (9)

Dull trash thriller .

I know this all sounds pretty cool to read about, but trust me, the film is often dull and something of a labor to sit through.

Not a good film, but entertaining and unintentionally funny stuff.

The film is actually rather boring, which is quite a shock considering the plot and the fact that Shatner gets seen in a range of ridiculous outfits.

And best of all, "Impulse" features a handful of terrific, long drawn-out murder sequences.

The worst part of it is that the three female leads – Ruth Roman, Jennifer Bishop and Kim Nicholas – claim a good share of the film's running time when they are merely boring caricatures; unfortunately, the director even contrives to waste the opportunity of the only two promising female encounters Shatner has in the movie – the sultry belly-dancer at the start and the flirtatious hotel receptionist!

This is a very odd movie, and I highly recommend it to anyone who really wants a good laugh.

The clothes, the slow-speed car chase through the car wash, the editing, the opening graphics, the still shots of Shatner, the acting from Shatner is so "intense", tears of laughter still stream down my cheeks each time I watch it!

Overall, Impulse is an enjoyable low budget thriller that would be better regarded if people didn't like to obsess about the acting proclivities of a certain Captain James T.