Based on Sara Paretsky's best-selling novels and starring Kathleen Turner, an actress with a knack for picking winners, V.I. WARSHAWSKI amounts to decidedly less than the sum of its parts. The dialogue, while often crisp and cogent, is not in service of a compelling and original story.
V.I. "Vic" Warshawski (Turner) is a Chicago private eye with a healthy, no-nonsense attitude, a sufficient but unprosperous business and an ache for the right lover. She meets a male model type in a bar, one Bernard "Boom Boom" Grafalk (Stephen Meadows), a nearly over-the-hill hometown
professional hockey star and one of three brothers with a vested interest in Grafalk Shipping. ...