Really not the cool sexy revenge flick I was expecting. Slow and plodding, it can be delightfully weird in some spots (I’m looking at you “phone sex in front of your land-lady Michael Caine” or you “buck naked with a shotgun in front of a marching band Michael Caine”, but it’s inconsistent and none of the humor comes through in the end. I understand it’s influence but it was 2 hours of boredom for me.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977
So brimming with ideas that it doesn’t have time for all of them. I would have killed for the three hour version. More Truffaut and Bob Balaban trekking over the world and preparing for the imminent arrival of freaking aliens, please!
Everyone except for Roy feels a bit underbaked. Teri Garr and the rest of the family get such short shrift nope-ing out as soon as Roy starts going truly batty. The movie isn’t at all concerned with them or…