Ty Burr
November 14, 1997 AT 05:00 AM EST

Red Corner

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
performer
Richard Gere, Bai Ling, Bradley Whitford
director
Jon Avnet
author
Robert King
genre
Mystery and Thriller, ActionAdventure, Drama

We gave it a C+

Richard Gere, always least interesting when cast as a good guy, is an entertainment lawyer on business in the Chinese capital who goes to bed with a model and wakes up next to a corpse; what follows plays like Midnight Express as scripted by Ally McBeal. This is Hitchcock’s old wrong-man plot in a novel setting, but it’s helped immeasurably by Bai Ling’s quietly rich portrayal of Gere’s court-appointed attorney. C+

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