Black Widow

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"She mates and she kills."
  • R
  • 1987
  • 1 hr 42 min
  • 6.4  (10,882)
  • 70

"Black Widow" is a gripping 1987 thriller directed by Bob Rafelson, starring Debra Winger, Theresa Russell, and Sami Frey in lead roles. The movie revolves around the character of Alexandra "Alex" Barnes, played by Theresa Russell, a beautiful and intelligent serial killer who preys on wealthy men. Alex has already murdered several men to gain their wealth, and is now pursuing the wealthy Andrew "Drew" Marsh, played by Sami Frey.

On the other hand, we have the character of federal investigator Alexandra "Alex" Barnes played by Debra Winger. She is on Drew's case because the FBI has reason to believe that he is involved in a shady financial conspiracy.

The two "Alex's" cross paths early in the film and despite their initial tension, they slowly begin to work together to uncover Drew's secrets. Along the way, the movie bounces around from continent to continent as Drew continues to evade the law and Alex works to close in on him.

Throughout the film, the audience is left questioning whether Alex will be able to catch Drew before he falls prey to Russell's manipulative character. Alex is not only up against a ruthless serial killer but also against her own doubts and frustrations as she becomes too involved in the case.

Overall the film presents tough questions about sexuality and control, and it's a must-see for any fan of the thriller genre. Despite its age, the film feels modern and fresh, and the themes explored are timeless.

Russell is brilliant as the Black Widow, exuding a calculated intelligence and seductiveness that makes it easy to understand why her victims fall for her time and again. Winger, who was already established as a major player in Hollywood, is appropriately frazzled and intense as the FBI Investigator.

The supporting cast is also notable, notably including Diane Ladd as Drew's wife, James Hong as a smarmy art collector, and Terry O'Quinn as a jealous ex-husband.

The film's climax is full of suspense, and while the end may leave some viewers with questions, it ultimately ties things up in a way that feels satisfying.

In conclusion, "Black Widow" is a gripping thriller from the 1980s that still holds up today. With a fantastic cast and a tightly-paced story, it keeps the audience on the edge of their seats until the very end.

Black Widow is a 1987 thriller with a runtime of 1 hour and 42 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.4 and a MetaScore of 70.

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    1 hr 42 min
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    6.4  (10,882)
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