By People Staff
December 04, 1989 12:00 PM

>SOCKO: THE MIGHTY QUINN Denzel (Cry Freedom) Washington lends weight to this reggae-flavored mystery. He’s a Caribbean cop investigating a murder the high authorities want covered up. He’s resolute, tough-even faithful to wife Sheryl Lee Ralph. Robert Townsend is effective as a rascally suspect. (CBS/Fox)

PUNCHY: HOMEBOY If Mickey Rourke’s career were any more spotted, he’d be a leopard. In this boxing film, he’s a pug who should have thrown in the towel long ago. (I.V.E.)