Ken Tucker
January 24, 1992 AT 05:00 AM EST

Notorious (1992 film)

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
runtime
100 minutes
release date
01/28/92
performer
Jean-Pierre Cassel, John Shea, Marisa Berenson
broadcaster
Lifetime
genre
Crime, Thriller

We gave it an D-

Remember how sexy and suspenseful Alfred Hitchcock’s 1946 Notorious was, with its heady mixture of Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Nazi spies, and U.S. government agents? Well, don’t look for any of that sort of thing in Notorious, a clumsy remake starring John Shea (Baby M; WIOU) and Jenny Robertson (Bull Durham) in the great stars’ roles. Director Colin Bucksey (Dealers) makes the crucial mistake of playing up the romance at the expense of the tension embedded in Ben Hecht’s original script (writer Douglas Lloyd McIntosh has softened up Hecht’s story here). The TV movie ends up a soggy love story. Rent the original. D-

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