Video Review

Dream Man

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
D

Details Movie Rated: R; Genre: Mystery and Thriller; With: Andrew McCarthy and Patsy Kensit

Dream Man plays like yet another low-budget thriller ground out for Third World nations, but the content is so tame it suggests a failed TV pilot. The talented Patsy Kensit is wasted as a cop who just happens to be psychic, although her visions never seem to make a difference in her work. Andrew McCarthy is the handsome widower who may or may not have killed his wife, although anyone familiar with his recent career won't have a hard time guessing the outcome. In fact, this is exactly the kind of film for which any experienced videophile can figure out the plot just by seeing who's been cast in each role (hint: Never trust Denise Crosby unless she's the lead). D

Originally posted Jun 16, 1995 Published in issue #279 Jun 16, 1995 Order article reprints