Chris’s review published on Letterboxd:
Robert Montgomery behaves like a needy dog in this film.
"C'mon, Max! You know me Max! You know me, right! It's Joe!"
He doesn't have the slick confidence that Warren Beatty had in the remake. Both characters are kind of, well, dumb, but Warren Beatty was still late 70s Beatty, and Montgomery's naivety seems so much more sincere here.
Add this to the list of the sub-genre of films where the afterlife is rife with clerical errors. You think with all the billions of people that have dies since the dawn of time the powers that be would be able to find decent help.