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Pacific Heights

R 1990 1h 43m Mystery & Thriller List
52% Tomatometer 27 Reviews 48% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings
Unmarried yuppies Patty (Melanie Griffith) and Drake (Matthew Modine) move into an expensive dream home in a high-end neighborhood in San Francisco. As they renovate the house, they look for a tenant for the first floor of their house. Carter Hayes (Michael Keaton) seems like a great fit at first, but it transpires that he is a con artist who plans to swindle them out of their real estate. As Hayes tries to drive them out of their own home, the couple must take drastic measures to fight back. Read More Read Less
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Michael Keaton certainly proves himself as an effective villain, but Pacific Heights sticks too closely to well-worn thriller conventions.

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Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly Rated: C Sep 7, 2011 Full Review Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times As a story idea, Pacific Heights has a certain appeal. The movie's problem is in its execution. Rated: 2/4 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Entertainment Weekly Rated: C Sep 28, 1990 Full Review Rene Jordan El Nuevo Herald (Miami) Pacific Heights is not particularly notable, but it is modestly entertaining. [Full review in Spanish] Nov 18, 2022 Full Review Mike Massie Gone With The Twins Keaton is a particular highlight, playing a stark opposite to his previous turn as caped crusader Batman. Rated: 6/10 Sep 24, 2020 Full Review Adrian Martin Film Critic: Adrian Martin Paranoiac domestic thriller with confused ideas and hackneyed clichés, but some interesting moves and frissons. Jun 26, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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KB B This was such an engaging movie with good acting and storyline. It's one of my favorite thriller movies. Michael Keaton was excellent and sinister. It's definitely worth the watch. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 07/01/24 Full Review Horror fan 4 Michael Keaton was very good along with rest of the cast. The story was great but the last fight scene could've been better. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 04/25/24 Full Review Star Power & E Just saw this movie for the first time & I don't understand how can it have such a low rating score. This movie brought back old memories about a similar situation that happened to me with one of my tenants. It is very realistic on the events that happened to the couple. Would definitely recommend watching. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/14/24 Full Review Justin T It was nicely shot but there was negligible use of surround sound although it wasn't a deal breaker. Pacing was good as was acting. There have been a few similar films where someone excerpts control over the life of others for their own evil gain. The Hitcher (1986) springs to mind. These kinds of movies are scary but there isn't a lot of suspense. They are thrillers and they are clever but they are all basically the same. It's horrible to think that someone could take over your life and ruin your happiness. This movie effectively makes you scared of normal people and letting people into your life. It worked but I want a bit more excitement or humour or braindeadness or basically something more engaging. Effective thriller that makes you scared of everyday people. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 09/15/23 Full Review Jerod S Modine isn't really a good actor, or at least right for the protagonist role that's up against a squatter Keaton. Griffith and Modine can't get Keaton and his creeps out of the apartment downstairs and some weird laws come into play. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 09/09/23 Full Review John A Ridiculous script, even worse acting by Modine. AWFUL Rated 1 out of 5 stars 09/05/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Unmarried yuppies Patty (Melanie Griffith) and Drake (Matthew Modine) move into an expensive dream home in a high-end neighborhood in San Francisco. As they renovate the house, they look for a tenant for the first floor of their house. Carter Hayes (Michael Keaton) seems like a great fit at first, but it transpires that he is a con artist who plans to swindle them out of their real estate. As Hayes tries to drive them out of their own home, the couple must take drastic measures to fight back.
Director
John Schlesinger
Producer
Scott Rudin, William Sackheim
Production Co
Morgan Creek Productions
Rating
R
Genre
Mystery & Thriller
Original Language
English
Release Date (Streaming)
May 13, 2019
Box Office (Gross USA)
$27.9M
Runtime
1h 43m
Sound Mix
Surround
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