A bright assistant D.A. investigates a gruesome hatchet murder and hides a clue he found at the crime scene. Under professional threats and an attempt on his life, he goes on heartbroken because evidence point to the woman he still loves.
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In "Jade," every cliche of the 90's erotic thriller gets tossed in a microwave and nuked till it's lukewarm. The film thrives on a trashy cynicism: women are sex-craved harlots in search of defilement and a man's worth is based solely on how much he can resist them. Of course, twenty years later the real reason to watch the film is William Friedkin's bravado, 10-minute car chase through the streets of San Francisco.
An erotic thriller that's never sexy or thrilling. The performances are uneven - David Caruso is stiff, Chazz Palminteri and Linda Fiorentino do what they can with the dopey dialogue. A predictably sleazy and cliche-ridden script by Joe Eszterhas fails to generate any suspense or drama. Just a bland, instantly forgettable effort not even worth watching for camp value.
Fiorentino smokes up the screen whenever she's on it. Sensual, damaged, brilliant. She's amazing when given a good script like the Last Seduction, but even with a flawed effort such as Jade, she still sets the house on fire.
Uno dei tanti thriller erotici anni '90 che hanno sfruttato l'onda di Basic Instict.Jade è un prototipo del genere,e come quasi tutti parte bene per poi girare sempre su stesso,sino ad un finale scritto col culo.Friedkin salva il salvabile(l'inseguimento è ottimo,così come gli interni),ma gli sceneggiatori dimostrano una svogliatezza incredibile e questo concorre a non elevare mai la pellicola. Non granchè.