The Saint

Tucson Weekly

DIRECTED BY: Phillip Noyce

REVIEWED: 04-17-97

Who, indeed, is the Saint? Val Kilmer twitches his way through about 12 different roles as the enigmatic, disguise-addicted Saint, a man so divided from any abiding notion of identity that he doesn't even know who the hell he is. Kilmer, as always, is fun to watch; somehow his sense of perfect self-love shines through in all his roles, making him seem just a little psychotic, like he really believes he's a Great Movie Star. The Saint is a loosely based on the Roger Moore TV series, but reinterpreted here in a darker, fuzzier vein. The Saint is hired to nab a crucial formula from Dr. Emma Russell (Elisabeth Shue), a brilliant physicist who wears little teen-girl barrettes in her hair. Of course, he falls in love. But can he save her from the bad guys?

--Stacey Richter

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