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 attorney.

NUDITY REPORT

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

DVD info from Amazon.

  • 4/3 Full-screen format. An under-saturated and noisy transfer that also lacks contrast.

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.

The Critics Vote

  • Apollo 16/100

The People Vote ...

  • IMDB summary. IMDb voters score it 3.7/10, Apollo voters 51/100
IMDb 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 is.

My own 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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