Picks and Pans Review: Great Performances Stuck in Failed Flicks

updated 09/26/1988 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/26/1988 AT 01:00 AM EDT

>DEBRA WINGER (Betrayed) While her white supremacy drama plays fake, she makes nary a false move.

BURT LANCASTER (Rocket Gibraltar) A master actor hoists a teary family saga.

JODIE FOSTER (Stealing Home) Mired in a sluggish soap opera about suicide, she acts with honesty and urgency.

CHRISTINE LAHTI (Running on Empty) Amid all the phony-baloney blather about '60s activists, she cuts to the heart.

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