Picks and Pans Review: A Hazard of Hearts
updated 12/21/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 12/21/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST
If your taste runs toward the trashy, then lick your chops and get ready for the camp kick of the year. Diana Rigg and Edward Fox hoot it up as the bad guys in Barbara Cartland's Gothic tale about a sweet young thing—Helena (A Room With a View) Bonham Carter—who is gambled away by her father, Christopher Plummer, and ends up at a mysterious mansion named Mandrake, where even the maid senses that "there is evil in this house." Bonham Carter is too young and unsullied to pull off trash with any panache. And the plot and the fencing are ludicrous. But Hazard is worth watching just for Rigg, Fox and two hilarious death scenes at the end.