Homage (1996) from Tuna

Homage (1996) is a story about a widow, the rather strange young male PhD who comes to work for her as a farm hand, and the widow's daughter, who is a recovering addict and star of a TV sitcom.


Lee wears a partially transparent blouse which gives a clear view of her nipples, and is shown bare-breasted on a TV screen.
The film begins with the young PhD killing the daughter, Sheryl Lee, and cuts forward and back in time to tell what led up to the death, and what happens after he is caught. Call this a character-driven drama about a stalker. Performances were good, as was character development, but I think a linear approach to the time line would have added some needed suspense.

The Critics Vote

  • General consensus: two and a half stars. Ebert 2.5/4, Berardinelli 3/4

The People Vote ...


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, this film is a C.

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