Once again, Rutger Hauer is made to look silly and typecast as a third-rate actor because he is foreshadowed by a woman who is a star and outshines him. Out of the 60-odd movies he was in, only 4 or 5 were outstanding, one of which is : Ladyhawke. Lucky for him, most of his movies had unknown co-stars in the first place. Unfortunately, he always comes on as a mentally-lazy, nonchalant live-and-let-live kind of guy. In this flic, the story is somewhat engaging and plausible for once. I think his career was made rotten by being typecast as a Medieval knight wearing leather and high boots in sword & horse epics. His great looks however always made him the hero to win in the end.