STARS/**** Image C+ Sound D+
starring Elisabeth Shue, Terence Stamp, Steven Pinner, Richard Garnett
screenplay by Everett De Roche
directed by Richard Franklin
by Walter Chaw A movie about a murderous orangutan and its bimbo prey being thrust together in a series of increasingly moronic scenarios, Richard Franklin's excruciating Link is defined by a shot of a computer monitor testing the ability of chimpanzees--and Elisabeth Shue--to identify coloured shapes. (Shue wins, but barely.) The monitor reads: "IQ 43." I'm afraid that of the three (Franklin, Shue, and the monkey), the only one to whom this number is not being generous is the chimp.