LITTLE NIKITA REVIEWED
“Little Nikita” is “The Americans” if Reagan era FBI agents got the kid to rat out Felicity and her man. There are times when I can put a pin in the films that introduced me to certain actors. Due to this film’s constant airings on HBO, it was how I discovered Poitier and Phoenix. I didn’t see “Stand By Me” until after this film, but I knew Poitier and Phoenix were big actors. It’s just why were they doing the equivalent of an After School special about espionage?
What’s crazy is that I blanked on Richard Lynch and Richard Jenkins being in this movie. How could I forget that Lynch was playing KGB killer Scuba? What this revisit reminded me was that the only memorable scene was the effort put into trying to toss Phoenix off an overpass onto I-5 incoming traffic. Richard Benjamin is a pretty odd director, but his eye for dramatic action demands attention. It’s a shame that he went out on stuff like “Marci X”.
- 1.78:1 1080p transfer
- LPCM 2.0