(spoiler-free movie review)
Pacific Heights succeeds at portraying a landlord’s worst nightmare. If you own a rental property do not watch this film or risk not sleeping for months. You’ve been warned. If your not in that camp than you’ll probably find this movie to be an enjoyable, but fairly generic, 90’s suspense-thriller.
The cast is excellent with Michael Keaton, fresh off the set of Tim Burton’s Batman, giving a chilling performance. Melanie Griffith is enjoyable to watch and plays her role very well. Her boyfriend in the film(played by Matthew Modine) was the weakest character, over-reacting to just about every situation that arose.
As the film progressed, it became increasingly predictable and I kept hoping for some big twist that never manifested. Several scenes were cliché and played right into typical horror movie tropes.
This era in Hollywood was responsible for a lot of excellent movies in the suspense genre(Fatal Attraction, Hand That Rocks The Cradle, Misery, The Game). Pacific Heights doesn’t measure up to a lot of it’s competition but it is a competently made film that’s worth a watch, especially if you love 90’s thrillers.
My Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
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