Picks and Pans Review: In the Clinch

updated 10/30/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 10/30/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST

>SEA OF LOVE Hormones raging with tidal force, Ellen Barkin has her way with Al Pacino in a scene that makes up in passion what it lacks in plausibility.

JOHNNY HANDSOME Quite a gal, that Ellen. Here she is again, operating at maximum tart, brightening Mickey Rourke's day.


Why would Michelle Pfeiffer and Jeff Bridges make love in such a public place—the middle of a hotel ballroom?

SEX, LIES AND VIDEOTAPE No scene in this film tribute to voyeurism generates more heat than James Spader's remote-control seduction of Laura San Giacomo.

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