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Posted October 1, 2010
Blue Steel an overlooked gem...
A 1990 thriller from veteran action helmer Kathryn Bigelow, Blue Steel is point blank entertaining.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Jamie Lee Curtis is an NYC rookie cop who unwittingly falls for a crazed futures trader, Ron Silver, who's responsible for a series of shooting deaths throughout the Big Apple. The creepy part is the stock broker's using a gun stolen from a robbery that the rookie cop helped thwart. Worse, he's become obsessed with her and carves her name lovingly into the bullets he's emptying into unsuspecting New Yorkers. This puts her under investigation from the police force, well-represented by a gruff detective, Clancy Brown (in a rare hero's role).
The film's cinematography and editing are first rate, while the score by Brad Fidel (The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgement Day) is moody and atmospheric. Bigelow and co-writer Eric Red (The Hitcher) worked together on the moody vampire western Near Dark and they achieve a similarly violent and menacing tone here.
This is an ideal date-night thriller that still holds up nearly 20 years later. Sit back and relax... you're in for a few good thrills.