Writer: John Carpenter, David Zelag Goodman (Screenplay)
Starring: Faye Dunaway, Tommy Lee Jones, Brad Dourif, Rene Auberjonois, Raul Julia, Frank Adonis, Lisa Taylor
Plot: A famous fashion photographer develops a disturbing ability to see through the eyes of a killer.
There may be spoilers the rest of the review
Verdict: Nice Lil-Murder Mystery
Story: Eyes of Laura Mars starts as we meet fashion photographer Laura Mars (Dunaway) who is on top of the world with her work taking over the city, but her life is about to change when she seems to get visions of murders.
When she comes forward believing she saw the latest murder, detective John Neville (Jones) takes the case only to learn that Laura’s photos are strikingly similar to recent murders. When Laura starts to become paranoid about her visions she teams up with Neville to uncover the truth.
Thoughts on Eyes of Laura Mars
Characters/Performance – Laura Mars is one of the most famous fashion photographers in the business, taking things to a new risky level. She finds herself seeing murders of her friends and must deal with trying to solve. John Neville is the nonsense detective that is working on the case and one of the few people that comes to understand what is happening to Laura.
Story – The story gives us a good mystery to solve as we only see the crimes committed through the eyes of our lead Laura Mars, we are left to guess who it could be as we are introduced to plenty of different suspects, while also diving into a potential morale question about how the fashion industry can be over sexualising the models.
Mystery/Thriller – We are left on edge trying to figure out who the murderer is, we are given plenty of suspects which all could be the villain which is all we want from a mystery thriller.
Settings – The big city is always a great setting for a murder mystery which is great but in the modern era of cinema would be very difficult to get the body count they do.
Final Thoughts – This is a good thriller that has a mystery you just get drawn into trying to solve.
Overall: This is a film that should be watched by all the mystery fans.