Watch If Looks Could Kill
- 1 hr 28 min
If Looks Could Kill is a 1991 action-comedy film directed by William Dear and starring Richard Grieco, Linda Hunt, and Roger Rees. It revolves around Michael Corben, a high school student who is mistaken for a spy while on a school trip to France and embarks on a dangerous mission to stop a group of international arms dealers. The movie begins with Michael Corben (Richard Grieco), a high school student, failing his French class due to his lack of interest in the subject. His mother convinces his principal to enroll him in a French immersion program, which includes a trip to France. However, the CIA, who needs a spy to replace the one they've just lost, mistakenly enlists Michael, as he has the same name as the spy. The agency's contact, Augie (Geraldine James), picks him up from the airport and proceeds to give him the rundown of his "mission," which he doesn't believe at first.
As soon as Michael reaches his hotel room in France, he is greeted by a woman who is a spy who was his predecessor. She hands him the keys to a sports car, which he has to use to evacuate a scientist working on a powerful weapon. She hands him a list of contacts, with whom he must connect to gather information about an arms dealer named Augustus Steranko (Roger Rees), who is developing a weapon of mass destruction for a group of terrorists.
As Michael tries to get out of the situation, he realizes that he has no choice but to finish the mission to save his own life. With the help of a French girl named Isabella (Gabrielle Anwar), Michael sets out to find and stop Steranko. Their journey is filled with action-packed, comedic moments, including car chases, explosions, and fight scenes, as well as romantic amorous interludes.
As they delve deeper into the case, Michael and Isabella discover that Steranko has a secret lab in the French Alps, where he is developing a superweapon that could potentially destroy the world. They soon find themselves in a race against time, as they try to stop Steranko from launching the weapon.
The film's action scenes are well- choreographed, and the comedic moments provide a welcome break from the intense moments. There are a few unexpected twists and turns, that makes the viewers engaged. Richard Grieco's performance as Michael Corben is notable, as he plays the role of an ordinary teenager thrust into a dangerous situation with ease. The supporting cast, including Linda Hunt as a tough CIA agent and Roger Rees as the main villain, also deliver great performances.
If Looks Could Kill is a fun, action-packed, and comedic film that is perfect for those who enjoy the spy genre, with a teen twist. It does not take itself too seriously, which makes it an enjoyable movie to watch to unwind and relax. Its soundtrack is an 80s and 90s pop mix, which adds to the retro charm of the film. Overall, If Looks Could Kill is a movie that is worth watching for its light-hearted comedy and action elements.