must be galling for the director to still be referred to as John 'Blues
Brothers' Landis, but the simple truth is that he's not made much since
American Werewolf which really sticks in the mind. And this ain't gonna
change that, though it's entertaining enough fluff, with some good
characters and dialogue. The film centers around a plot by Susan (Kinski) to kill her husband,
though unfortunately the losers whom are hired to do it screw up, and the
fallback, biker psycho Dan Ackroyd, is even worse. The consequences, while
never hilarious, will provoke some decent sniggers as things (inevitably)
spiral out of control, with Lara Flynn Boyle notable as a sharp-minded
bimbo (whose response to "I love you" is a casual "I know...").
Biehn does seem a tad wasted as
an inept killer, and the dream sequences
become obvious and irritating after a while. Nothing here to make it John
'Susan's Plan' Landis, or justify his complaints about it going
straight-to-video in the UK, yet the script, which he also wrote, salvages
things nicely. Perhaps this is where his future now lies?