Watching the Detectives

Watching the Detectives

Downloadable Video - 2007
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A film noir buff has his life turned on end by a femme fatale with a big adventure in mind.
Publisher: [United States]: Ammo Content , 2007.
Branch Call Number: eVideo Hoopla
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1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 91 min.)) : sd., col.

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joseph
Apr 22, 2009

Fair – Watching the Detectives (2007) 91 min. starring Cillian Murphy and Lucy Liu. I could probably relate to Cillian Murphy’s character more than anyone. Here’s a guy that loves movies to the point that he spends most of his time with fictional characters than real people. Enter stage left, Lucy Liu, who throws a monkey wrench in Murphy’s existence. To her point “if you want to watch basketball, why not go out and play the game?” I did enjoy the relationship between the serious Murphy and the quirky Liu, though I did find Lucy Liu a tad too old for this part. As a comedy, the film does fall short; great ideas, forgettable execution. For instance, the director created a geek world in a VHS video store that is reminiscent of any comic book shop; the characters were interesting but they could've been so much more memorable.

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