Video Review

Video Review: 'Dangerous Touch' (1994)

MPAA Rating: R

Details Movie Rated: R; Genres: Erotic, Mystery and Thriller; With: Kate Vernon and Lou Diamond Phillips

The problem with being a cowriter-director-star is that it doesn't leave you much time to hang out at the video store, so Lou Diamond Phillips had no way of knowing how many movies have already been made about female sex therapists who get swept off their feet by kinky strangers. And while Dangerous Touch doesn't exactly disgrace this tradition, the film's only real distinction is in the way it reduces the usual convoluted vengeance plot down to a bare-bones excuse for soft-core sex scenes. But even the worst X-rated auteur wouldn't attempt the hokey way Phillips intercuts lovemaking scenes with a violinist playing, although he probably just couldn't find any stock footage of trains and tunnels. D

Originally posted Oct 28, 1994 Published in issue #246 Oct 28, 1994 Order article reprints

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