Footsteps (1998) from Tuna
Footsteps, formerly known as Exposť, is a totally inept
suspense thriller. A newsie, Damian Chapa, is given an advance tip on
the murder of a judge, which puts him at odds with DA Tom Schanley.
Also, his ex wife (Maria Conchita Alonzo) and daughter are repeatedly
threatened. He finds a new girlfriend, Karina Lombard, but thinks she
may be the guilty person. He is sure it is either her or the district
Lombard shows decapitated breasts and the top of
her buns in a sex scene, and then breasts and buns swimming at
the beach in a totally transparent white gown
The theme of the film goes something like this. Courts
take abused children away from the abusive parents, and put them in
foster homes. The abusive parents are given counseling, then the
courts put the children back in the home, often with disastrous
results. That ends up being at the root of the crimes in this film.
- IMDB summary.
IMDb voters score it 3.7/10, Apollo voters 51/100
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this description, it's
a D-. Take away the theme, which is
important, and there is nothing else here.
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