Watch Shooting Elizabeth
- 1 hr 36 min
Shooting Elizabeth is a 1992 thriller film directed by Baz Taylor that stars Jeff Goldblum, Mimi Rogers, and Juan Echanove. The film takes place in Spain and tells the story of a charming but morally bankrupt American businessman named Howard Pigeon (Goldblum), who is involved in a botched kidnapping plot involving his lover, Elizabeth (Rogers), a wealthy and married Englishwoman.
The film begins with Howard Pigeon coming up with a plan to kidnap Elizabeth, whom he has been seeing on the side, and extort a ransom from her wealthy husband. Pigeon enlists the help of two bumbling Spanish thugs, Manuel (Echanove) and Pedro, to carry out the kidnapping.
However, things quickly go wrong when Pedro accidentally kills Elizabeth during the kidnapping attempt. Pigeon is left to deal with the aftermath of the failed plot, which includes disposing of Elizabeth's body, dealing with suspicious local police, and trying to stay one step ahead of the increasingly dangerous Manuel.
As Pigeon gets more and more embroiled in the plot, his own dark past begins to catch up with him, and he must confront his own moral failings as he tries to escape the devastating consequences of his actions.
The film is shot on location in Spain, and the stunning scenery of the country serves as a backdrop to the tense and gripping plot. The performances by the three leads are outstanding, with Goldblum turning in a tour-de-force performance as the charming but deeply flawed Howard Pigeon, Rogers bringing depth and nuance to her role as the doomed Elizabeth, and Echanove infusing Manuel with both menace and vulnerability.
The film is notable for its blend of dark humor and suspense, with several scenes delivering both laughs and heart-pounding tension. The script by Richard Tuggle is sharp and engaging, and the direction by Taylor is assured and confident.
While the film is certainly not for the faint of heart, it is a compelling and well-crafted thriller that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats. Shooting Elizabeth is a must-see film for fans of the genre, and a standout entry in the career of its talented cast and crew.
Shooting Elizabeth is a 1992 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 36 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.1.