Watched Sep 05, 2005
Karen Krizanovich’s review:
Eugene Levy (American Pie) and Samuel L Jackson (Coach Carter) team up as naïve dental-supply salesman and tough hard-hearted cop in this wayward comedy by the director of California Man and Flubber. Relying on Levy’s cartoonish comedy expressions and Jackson’s clichéd cop antics for interest, what redeems this sagging caper is its peripherals, such as a delicate moment with a tramp who almost grabs the drop money and Levy’s character being locked up in the holding cell for women criminals because the duty officer couldn’t bear to see him hurt. Productions values (continuity, focus, etc) are not high; nevertheless, if grasping for a reason to view this underachievement, the makeup and hair design is exemplary - and Luke Goss turns in a nicely pitched performance as an English criminal (read ‘typical foreign bad guy’) which shows him to have a nifty sense of comic timing. Who knew?