Picks and Pans Review: Bad Movies Critics Couldn't Kill—darn It

updated 09/19/1988 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/19/1988 AT 01:00 AM EDT


The dazzling smile of Tom Cruise seems to have blinded a lot of filmgoers to a nitwit plot about a New York bartender who finds that—jump back!—sex is not the same as love, and money can't really buy happiness after all.

BETRAYED Director Costa-Gavras wastes the talents of Debra Winger and Tom Berenger in a movie about white supremacy that insults the intelligence and betrays an important subject.

YOUNG GUNS Teens are lining up for this woeful Western in which Emilio Estevez, Charlie Sheen, Kiefer Sutherland and Lou Diamond Phillips substitute preening for acting.

A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 4 Freddy Krueger is back on the rampage in a hyped-up gorefest that has already grossed $35 million. Now, that is scary.

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