Sharon Pogue, a policewoman in Los Angeles' high-crime district, struggles with both the pressures of the job and the pains of an abusive childhood. Her life is saved by Catch, a man who's lost his wife and child in a car accident. Neither can go forward with a romance that's clearly starting to bloom until they resolve painful issues from their tragic pasts.
Jennifer Lopez is a tough Chicago police officer and Jim Caviezel, the quiveringly sensitive amnesiac survivor of a car accident in which she saved his life. (Or did she?) After he saves hers, they become lovers. A thoroughly synthetic concoction (with nifty action sequences) that stirs together elements of "The Sixth Sense," "Frequency" and "City of Angels," the movie tosses in an earnest subplot about battered wives. Imagine Jane Russell and Montgomery Clift in a clinch, and you'll have some idea of the absence of romantic chemistry between the two stars. -- Stephen Holden
2001-05-18 | Stephen Holden | Read the New York Times Review of Angel Eyes