Spider's Web (2002) starring Stephen Baldwin, Kari Wuhrer, Benjamin King, Scott Williamson, Michael Gregory directed by Paul Levine Movie Review

Spider's Web (2002)   2/52/52/52/52/5

Kari Wuhrer in Spider's Web (2002)

Deadly Boring Spider

Lauren Bishop (Kari Wuhrer) is an ambitious and sexy executive who finds herself getting involved with Clay Harding (Stephen Baldwin) the son of a millionaire businessman who wants her help in swindling $40 million from his politically ambitious father. Between jumping in to bed together they come up with an elaborate scheme to obtain the money. But they soon begin to question each other as ulterior motives come to the fore whilst dead bodies start to mount up.

"Spider's Web" starts with Lauren standing up from using the computer in her home, she is naked and she then proceeds to have sex with the guy in her room. There is some boring office type stuff which follows but then you don't have to wait long for the next sex scene and moment of nudity with Lauren ending up in the shower. The rest of "Spider's Web" follows this formula of some drama and story followed by nudity and sex which in the end makes this movie all about how sexy actress Kari Wuhrer is.

Now I would love to say that "Spider's Web" is more, it certainly serves up this duplicitous story of two people who work together to try and swindle old man Harding only to end up doubting and double crossing each other. It also features some danger and some murder but this side is done in such an ordinary and unimaginative fashion that the movie ends up more about the soft eroticism than the story.

Of course "Spider's Web" doesn't just star Kari Wuhrer there is also Stephen Baldwin but whilst there have been times I have enjoyed seeing this Baldwin in a movie in this it feels like the cast are acting around him. That unfortunately leads to some of the other actors horrendously over acting which makes this even harder work to endure.

What this all boils down to is that "Spider's Web" ends up one of those movies which young teenage boys will enjoy because they will be able to fast forwards through all the boring stuff for the various sex scenes involving Kari Wuhrer. But for anyone else it is a case the movie had an idea but became distracted by the soft erotic side of things.