Picks and Pans Review: Bitter Vengeance

updated 08/01/1994 at 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 08/01/1994 01:00AM

(USA, Thurs., July 28, 9 p.m. ET)

D

The title of this made-for-TV movie should give you some idea of how weak it is. Exactly what other kinds of vengeance are there? Well-intentioned Vengeance, maybe? Happy-Go-Lucky Vengeance? In other words, this is a ridiculous tele-flick that makes no sense whatsoever, relying on weary clich├ęs to tell the story of a perky woman (Virginia Madsen) whose bank guard husband (Bruce Greenwood) decides to pull off a major heist, fake his own murder and then frame her for both crimes. Now a fugitive herself, Madsen decides to take the law into her own hands and track Greenwood. For a movie that claims to be a suspense thriller, there is precious little suspense and only one cheap thrill, an extremely soft-core sex scene. Perhaps it's not too late for a title change. Boring Vengeance, anyone?

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