Impulse (1990)

first impulseBy Scott Goldfine

Actress-turned-filmmaker Sondra Locke directs sultry Theresa Russell in this psychological police drama. Russell plays an emotionally unstable vice cop who wrestles with her own mortality as she becomes entrenched in a murder case.

Russell is fine, but the film is often awkward and the main plot complication relies on an impossible coincidence. Also stars Jeff Fahey and George Dzundza. Rated R.

GRADE: C

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