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Kiss the Girls

drama, thrillers

Eight kidnapped women. All beautiful. All in danger of having their lives cut cruelly short if police detective Alex Cross and key witness Kate Mctiernan can't locate the elusive "collector" who calls himself Casanova.

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common sense

0 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Positive messages
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5 out of 5

A thrill-less thriller. Too violent for kids.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this is a serial killer/stalker thriller that is completely inappropriate for young viewers. The predatory villain Casanova stalks and abducts women, and, if they do not obey him, he kills them. There are many scary scenes of the villain chasing his prey or hurting them, and some bloody fights. Although there is little nudity or onscreen sex, there is the constant awareness that the villain's prime motive is sex and that he views women as his sexual property. Profanity is used in context and sparingly, but it is nonetheless strong. The characters drink lightly and there is no illegal drug use, except in the case of the villain using a prescription drug to make his victims easier to handle. Social issues are seldom addressed in a straightforward way, except in the case of an escaped victim who challenges the idea that she should be protected and kept out of a case that involves her. The cast is racially diverse, and women are presented as resourceful and strong people as well as victims.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about Casanova's distorted view of romance. How does a good relationship work, and can it ever be achieved by forcing one's own ideas on a partner, violently or not? Families could also talk about standard ideas of men and women in the roles of protectors and rescuers. Kate McTiernan, who escapes, feels responsible for the women who did not, and puts herself at risk to help them. Does she have a duty to do this?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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Top Critic Reviews


- Dragan Antulov,, Monday, June 14, 2004


- Geoff Andrew, Time Out, Saturday, June 24, 2006


- James Berardinelli, ReelViews, Saturday, January 1, 2000

Audience Reviews

2 stars

It wasn't an awful film altogether, but it wasn't exactly a crime thriller. Sure, it had all the elements of the original novel, but it truly lacked the true to form Alex Cross, the propiety of serial killers, or suspense. Maybe it's just me, but it felt a tad stilted.

- FrizzDrop, Wednesday, September 8, 2010

3 stars

Okay thriller. I felt like it could have been better than it was, but kept me interested most of the way through and had a good ending. I don't watch a lot of this type of thing, so i didn't find it too predictable, though it might have been for a fan of the genre. I like Ashley judd as an actress and i think she is good here.

- romy861, Saturday, November 19, 2011

4 stars

A chiiling, riveting, compelling and very entertaining thriller filled with great last minute twist and breathtaking excitement. Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd are brilliant.

- allan913, Saturday, May 10, 2008