Reviewed by: Dave Rettig
“Kiss The Girls” is an account of a series of abductions and slayings of several attractive young women. The kidnapper is getting away with murder, until Naomi Cross (Gina Ravera) is taken. Naomi’s uncle Alex Cross (Morgan Freeman) is a Washington DC detective who quickly travels to North Carolina to save his young niece. Clueless, the cops spend inordinate amounts of time staring at a corkboard tacked with photos of the missing ladies. Fortunately, one of the abducted women, Kate McTiernan (Ashley Judd), escapes using her kickboxing prowess. She brings the vital clues necessary to stop the psychotic Casanova from killing again.
Morgan Freeman lends his formidable acting skills to an otherwise lifeless film. “Kiss The Girls” is very typical of suspense movies; don’t expect to be shocked by the killer in this one. The plot contains so many weak threads that it barely stays together. The heroine is a kickboxing brain surgeon? Unbelievable! Freeman’s character breaches police protocol numerous times without even a slap on the wrist. This movie is a poor reason to provide Morgan Freeman with a stage.
“Kiss The Girls” contains violence, rape, adult situations, profanity and brief nudity. These facts combined with a total lack of intelligent content with which one could reach the lost makes for a big thumbs down! I would not recommend this film for any reason.
Skip this one folks. The plot is weak, the acting (excepting Freeman) is unimpressive, the characters are caricatures, and the content is offensive.