Short Takes: Mar. 29, 1993

CINEMA

Dirty Harriet Makes Her Day

THERE'S PERHAPS NO POINT TO POINT OF NO RETURN. It's a remake of an unimprovably stylish, very entertaining thriller -- La Femme Nikita -- that was released just two years ago. But hey, that was in French. Why not let people who hate subtitles in on the fun? Bridget Fonda is a sort of Dirty Harriet, a reprieved murderer turned into an elegant assassin by a mysterious government agency. She and her handler (Gabriel Byrne) fall into unconsummated love. She sublimates with gunplay while growing wistful for normality. John Badham's film seems to have more...

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