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      Sketch Artist

      TV-PG 1992 1 hr. 28 min. Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 20% 500+ Ratings Audience Score Struggling artist Jack Whitfield (Jeff Fahey) has just joined the Los Angeles Police Department as a sketch artist. When a famous fashion designer is killed, Jack interviews a witness named Daisy (Drew Barrymore). She describes a woman leaving the crime scene who is unmistakably Jack's wife, Rayanne (Sean Young). Scared, Jack draws an entirely different woman and tries to find the murderer on his own. But when Daisy is killed, Jack becomes a suspect. Read More Read Less

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      CJ M The best thriller of 1992. An overlooked neo-noir classic from Phedon Papamichael, who demonstrates evocative visual craftsmanship with every single frame, fueled by a skillful cast at the peak of their game. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/03/22 Full Review Audience Member The movie is beautiful which goes with it being directed by a an excellent cinematographer. The Production Designer and Costumes stand out. The film is full of character portraits. Jeff Fahey, Sean Young, Charlotte Lewis, Stacy Haiduk, Tcheky Karyo, and Frank McRae remind us how the great noirs were filled with character actors who carried the films. The protagonist is a sketch artist. He does not transform into a super hero in the course of the film. He tries to get information from the main suspects with mixed results. It reminds me of the Paul Newman thriller, Twilight. Jeff Fahey, who seems to have done a whole series of films like this for the streaming channels, does a good job as the sketch artist who gets himself pursued by the police. He starts out trying to protect is wife and ends up being the main suspect. I enjoyed the film. And it is beautifully made. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Jeff Fahey is a scruffy-looking police sketch artist who sketches an eyewitness account of a suspect that looks eerily lil egis wife, Sean Young. Despite the low-quality stars, this film is actually a fairly effective pot boiler. It helps that it was written by "Battlestar Galactic" writer/producer Michael Angeli and had a decent supporting cast that included Drew Barrymore (still in her transitional "Poison Ivy" / "Amy Fisher Story" phase of her career), Charlotte Lewis, Stacy Haiduk (who I had a crush on from SeaQuest) and character actors Frank McRae and James Tolkan. There's also an excellent moody score by Mark Isham. Nothing brilliant, but kind of entertaining in a tawdry sort of way. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member this is a great movie Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Pretty decent murder mystery that is raised above the TV quality level by a rather great cast. The characters and performances certainly save the plot from stalling as i'm sure it would without them. A far better watch than your average TV mystery and worth a watch. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member W: 0. Really bad. Thought it might be interesting to see young Drew Barrymore. Not. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews A lame made-for-cable thriller. Rated: C+ Mar 6, 2015 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Struggling artist Jack Whitfield (Jeff Fahey) has just joined the Los Angeles Police Department as a sketch artist. When a famous fashion designer is killed, Jack interviews a witness named Daisy (Drew Barrymore). She describes a woman leaving the crime scene who is unmistakably Jack's wife, Rayanne (Sean Young). Scared, Jack draws an entirely different woman and tries to find the murderer on his own. But when Daisy is killed, Jack becomes a suspect.
      Director
      Phedon Papamichael
      Production Co
      Showtime Networks Inc.
      Rating
      TV-PG (V), R
      Genre
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 30, 2016
      Sound Mix
      Stereo