Love Kills (1991) Virginia Madsen, Lenny von Dohlen, Erich Anderson, Kate Hodge, Jim Metzler Movie Review

Love Kills (1991)   3/53/53/53/53/5

Virginia Madsen in Love Kills (1991)

Who Can You Trust

Photographer, Rebecca Bishop (Virginia Madsen), has had enough of her husband's cheating ways and so files for divorce. She also finds herself having a steamy night of passion with a man called Jonathan Brinkman (Lenny von Dohlen) who she met when he showed up to the studio for a photography session. But after that night of passion Jonathan says that he is in fact a hitman who was hired by her husband to kill her but has now changed his mind and now wants to make sure nothing bad happens to her. When Rebecca confronts her psychologist husband about this he claims the man is a former patient who has some sort of twisted agenda. The question is who can Rebecca trust?

"Love Kills"... a few minutes of an afternoon or evening if you really have nothing better to do but you are likely to remember little about it once it is over. In truth the one thing which you might remember from this would be Virginia Madsen who whilst delivering her usual likeable performance also delivers a performance of a woman caught between a rock and a hard place when it comes who can she trust. And as the movie plays out we will sympathise as some things she learns about her husband back up what Jonathan said yet her husband provides a strong argument for what he says about Jonathan being crazy. All of which gives Rebecca a dose of paranoia where even the smallest of things startle her.

The trouble is that whilst we have this guessing game as to who is telling the truth as well as Rebecca's heightened sense of paranoia what actually happens is simply not that enthralling. I suppose part of the trouble is that "Love Kills" is a product of 1991 and a made for TV movie at that as such the style; be it the night lighting or the clothes is all too forced and not seems a case of overkill.

What this all boils down to is that "Love Kills" is just a middle of the road made for TV thriller from 1991 which is stereotypical in pretty much all areas be it the storyline or the look.