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Oscar-winner Holly Hunter ("Thirteen", "The Piano") and Oscar-nominee Sigourney Weaver ("Galaxy Quest", the "Alien" series) star in this taut, riveting psychological thriller. Weaver is a forensic expert on serial killers who suffers a breakdown after one of her subjects tries to kill her. Hunter is an ambitious cop who tries to draw the psychologist out of her self-imposed exile to help catch a murderer who is copying the work of other famous serial killers. Also starring singer Harry Connick, Jr. ("My Dog Skip", "The Iron Giant"), Dermot Mulroney ("My Best Friend's Wedding," "Point of No Return") and William McNamara ("Chasers", "Stag"). Variety calls this film "an upscale suspenser by virtue of its classy cast, its extremely bright characters and the chillingly intellectual approach of the murderer. The Hollywood Reporter calls it "a smart, expertly directed and acted thriller."
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 36
- Fresh: 27
- Rotten: 9
- Average Rating: 6.6/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Copycat, despite two tough-babe leads to kill for, flies in more directions than scattered kitty litter.
Fresh: Chilling serial killer thriller. You will never look at Harry Connick Jr the same way again.
this is a 90's gem. Sigourney rocks out hard -- worth a rental.
these actresses are at the top of the field...
wish there were more films featuring Weaver & Hunter. they are both such versatile, deep, and serious actors. they have chops for days, and every film they are in that i see makes me want them to be doing more and more!
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wow must say when I saw this in the theaters I was on the edge of my seat the whole time!!! I love these type of shows where you know what is going on but then how will the characters find out what you already know??? It is really an over looked gem that features some rte ally good acting. The story line is well planned as well. I does make one aware of the past killings of the big serial killers. I found myself stopping the film (of course after seeing it for like the 100th time) and looking up some of the big killings then. I would google things like hillside strangler, Ted Bundy, Jeffery Dahmer. Harry Connick Jr was then not relatively known at the time. It was amazing how different he looks then and now. Don't miss this gem. If you are wanting the who done it, how will it end type movies this is the one for you. it is also interesting how it was back in the mid 90's how the internet let looked and how the screens were for computers then. Weaver does a lot of searches on the net but it is not google, bing, or anything that looks like that. In that respect it does show its age. This picture is a very well clever and well thought out one!!!!
- Genre: Thriller
- Released: 1995
- © 1995 Monarchy Enterprises, B.V. All Rights Reserved.
- Copycat (Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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