David Everitt
May 29, 1998 AT 04:00 AM EDT

La Femme Nikita meets Corrina, Corrina as a fetching North Korean spy (March) poses as a housekeeper for a widowed American colonel. She bakes cookies, cracks secret computer codes, reassures the family’s troubled little girl, and lets the teenage son watch her shower. Too bad Provocateur‘s characters are ciphers and the action scenes too self-consciously stylish to generate excitement. Afficionados of the babes-with-guns genre would be better off with the unabashed sleaze of Andy (Hard Hunted) Sidaris. D

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