Smokily sensual and genuinely erotic, CRIMINAL PASSION works better as an adult video than as a coherent psychological thriller. The film doesn't quite cut it as a JAGGED EDGE clone and treads flat footedly in TIGHTROPE territory, bogged down by confusing motivations, subplot congestion,
quasi-tough gal narration, and an inability to provide enough viable suspects to keep the whodunit game in a spin.
Curbing her darker side, Detective Melanie Hudson (Joan Severance) sublimates her lust for thrills by devoting herself to her career as a crimefighter. When a famous ballerina is slashed to death with a razor, Melanie insists she be assigned the case with her ex-b...