films seen
6
average score
2.41*
nationality
status
Alive and kicking
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The inoffensive

Hot Shots!

1991 / 84m - USA
Comedy
3.0*/5.0*
Hot Shots! poster

Top Secret!

1984 / 90m - UK
Comedy
3.0*/5.0*
Top Secret! poster

Worthy but flawed

Mafia!

1998 / 87m - USA
Comedy, Crime
2.5*/5.0*
Mafia! poster

Hot Shots! Part Deux

1993 / 86m - USA
Comedy
2.5*/5.0*
Hot Shots! Part Deux poster

Dubious filler

Airplane!

1980 / 88m - USA
Comedy
2.0*/5.0*
Airplane! poster

Plain forgettable

1.5*/5.0*
Ruthless People poster

A rather unpleasant comedy. The script has clear potential though, but it's one of those films that's mostly carried by its cast and they aren't up to the task. There are quite a few moments where I got the feeling the film had finally found its footing, but every single time it stalled again, failing to cash in on its setups.

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The plot revolves around a man who is planning to kill his wife. When she gets kidnapped it looks like he's been given an easier way out, what he doesn't know is that his mistress is trying to set him up. Chaos ensues as everybody is trying to double-cross someone else, even though they're all equally incompetent.

DeVito and Midler are letting this film down. Rather than being funny, they're just loud and obnoxious. The rest isn't all that much better, but at least they're not actively irritating. With a better cast I'm certain this could've been a fun film, now it's just a decently paced comedy with a solid premise, suffering from poor execution.