I happened to get the chance here late in 2020 to sit down and watch the 1999 movie "Striking Poses". I will be bluntly honest and say that I wasn't really expecting much of anything grand from the movie, given its synopsis and also because this was a Shannen Doherty movie after all.
But I was put to shame, because "Striking Poses" was actually a surprisingly entertaining movie. And I will say that this 1999 movie from writer Michael Stokes and director Gail Harvey was actually one of the best movies that was starring Shannen Doherty, so she really stepped up to the plate here.
What really impressed me and works out so well in favor of the movie was the storyline, and how very unpredictable and constantly shifting it turned out to be. And just when you thought you had it figured out, the plot threw a curveball and went another direction. That was definitely something I enjoyed about this movie.
Now, I will say that Shannen Doherty actually performed quite well in her role in "Striking Poses". She really managed to delve into the character and portray some real, genuine proper talent here. That was something that surprised me. Now, don't get me wrong, I am not saying she is lacking talent, it is just that her track record of the movies and TV shows I have seen her in haven't exactly been having that wow effect from her performances. But "Striking Poses" definitely upped her game.
If you enjoy a thriller with a twist (or multiple twists), then you definitely should take the time to sit down and watch "Striking Poses". It turned out be a very enjoyable surprise of an entertaining movie, and I will definitely warmly recommend you spend your time, money and effort on this movie.
My rating of "Striking Poses" settles on a very solid six out of ten stars.
Action / Thriller
Action / Thriller
Wealthy press mosquito Gage Sullivan is arrested by FBI agents Linus Stahl and Valerie after burying blood-stained clothes. She explains it was all part of her endless efforts to get rid of a clever, persistent stalker. Gage hired charming security specialist Nick Love. He contracts the Major to turn her home into a fortress, gets her a new identity and identifies an ex-con contract murders suspect, whose aliases include Badger. After Gage's assistant Casey is kidnapped and probably killed, she hires Badger for revenge. This starts a series of discoveries, stings and dramatic twists.
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November 06, 2020 at 03:39 PM