A handful of discrepancies mar what otherwise is a suspensful thriller. Sigourney Weaver
is a psychologist with a expertise in serial killings who is afraid to leave her house after
killer Daryll Lee Cullum (Harry Connick Jr.) tries to make her one of his victims. However,
when a string of stranglings occur throughout San Francisco, cop Holly Hunter begins to
consult Weaver about the murders, which seem to duplicate famous slayings of the past.
Weaver and Hunter give good performances as the leads. Harry Connick Jr. is creepy
enough for his limited appearances. The direction keeps the pace moving, but relies a
bit too heavilly on gimicky tilting and twisting camera shots. The main problem with Copycat
is in the details. There are a lot of small loose ends, or things which don't quite click.
Towards the end the film, the standard thriller cliches begin to encroach. Still, there are
quite a few suspensful bits here and there. Those and the performances make this one
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