Ricochet (1991)


By Scott Goldfine

Denzel Washington stars as a heroic district attorney menaced by a psychopath (John Lithgow) he arrested while still a cop in this violent thriller. After spending years stewing in prison, Lithgow escapes intent on ruining Washington’s prolific career.

Stylishly shot, this film allows both actors to excel. But the villain’s elaborate scheme requires viewers to completely suspend disbelief. Also stars Ice-T, Kevin Pollak and Lindsay Wagner. Rated R.


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