Watching the Detectives

DVD - 2008
Average Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5.
Watching the Detectives
A vintage video store clerk, who dreams of his life being more like his favorite movies, finds his life turned upside down when he meets a real femme fatale.

Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Genius Entertainment : Peace Arch Entertainment, [2008]
ISBN: 9781594451751
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE W
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (94 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


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Apr 22, 2009
  • joseph rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

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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