Video Review

The Public Eye (1993)

MPAA Rating: R
EW's GRADE
C

Details Movie Rated: R; Genre: Drama; With: Joe Pesci

Joe Pesci plays a lonely tabloid photographer in '40s Manhattan who has a darkroom in his car trunk and nerve to match his ingenuity. The plot gets uninterestingly complicated as he becomes involved with mobsters, the FBI, and the owner of a cafe-society joint (Barbara Hershey) who makes him go all soft. It's not that there's much terribly wrong with The Public Eye; there's just not much terribly right. C

Originally posted Apr 16, 1993 Published in issue #166 Apr 16, 1993 Order article reprints