Video Review

Mortal Passions (1990)

MPAA Rating: R

Details Release Date: Jan 26, 1990; Movie Rated: R; With: Zach Galligan; Distributor: CBS/Fox Home Video

Mortal Passions, an excellent, twisty nest-of-vipers thriller, features a suicidal rich kid (Gremlins' Zach Galligan), his errant, hot-to- trot wife (Krista Errickson), and his overprotective big brother (Michael Bowen). As one of the characters says, ''No matter how bad things might be at home, no one expects to get killed for it.'' It gets silly at the end, but for the most part it's as moody as the classic pulp fiction it imitates. B+

Originally posted Sep 28, 1990 Published in issue #33 Sep 28, 1990 Order article reprints

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