Glenn Kenny
December 24, 1993 AT 05:00 AM EST

At first this densely plotted thriller seems admirably restrained; after a while, though, you realize Dirty Games is just plain dull. Granite-faced Vincent is here cast way against type as-get this-a ”controversial molecular physicist,” whose experiments with nuclear-waste containment cause mucho international intrigue. Continental beauty Vargas is his former colleague (and lover), out to avenge the murder of her father. A few crass touches might have enlivened this snooze-a-rama. C-

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