Bad to the Bone (1997)

Kristy Swanson desperately tries to ditch her good girl image as a slutbucket in leopard-print dresses who schemes and swindles her way to the good life, while duping her naive brother (Jeremy London) into committing murders for her and running out on him during the trial. There's a lot of pounding rock and pouting blondeness, but it's a dreary criminal soap seriously hampered by Swanson's feebleness as a villain. The 15 certificate belies its TV origins, which means no nudity, swearing, violence or interest. Bad to the Box-Cover, more like.
KIM NEWMAN

First Published In: Empire (issue unknown)


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