Action / Comedy / Romance

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 26%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 45%
IMDb Rating 5.7 10 47834


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May 12, 2012 at 01:15 PM



Helen Mirren as Hobson
Nick Nolte as Burt Johnson
Luis Guzmán as Bitterman
701.58 MB
23.976 fps
1hr 50 min
P/S 4 / 24

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by DrChristers 3 / 10

Better than I expected it to be.....

Despite my best efforts, I didn't hate this film as much as I thought I would. I don't like Russell Brand and I don't like his comedy. Scenes in this film meant to be driven by his comedic talents are dreadful. For example, the scene where he plays with the nail gun then shoots nails into Nick Nolte is more uncomfortable than funny - it's not all down to Brand though, Nolte is also awful in this film. The terrible thing is that his smile is definitely infectious and for the last 1/5 of the film he actually does manage to be likable.

The unlimited money provides some excitement e.g. the Batman mobile and the DeLorean from Back to the Future, Grand Central station empty with acrobats, etc. Actually the settings are well chosen, beautiful and well shot. It doesn't cover up for Brand's clawing personality however. Jennifer Garner (Susan) does psychotic b*tch very well but even the presence of Helen Mirren (Hobson) can't cover for Brand's overacting.

The only bit when I laughed was when a little boy asks Brand if he is a boy or a girl and Brand replies "it doesn't matter". Quite frankly, I'd imagine this interaction is based on real life. What saves this film is Brand getting sober at the end to get the girl, this is of course based on Russell's "Brand". In the last 1/5 of the film Brand managed to win me over to his side with his sobriety and somewhat reigned in acting.

It's an okay film, though only really worth a watch though if you don't have anything else on the player. I was glad that I stuck it out till the end because I didn't hate Brand as much as I did at the beginning of the film.

Reviewed by studioAT 2 / 10

Weak remake

Russell Brand is a questionable character at the best of times, but here he follows in Ricky Gervais' footsteps by being another Brit given their crack at a Hollywood comedy.

And it's a right mess, not a patch on the original. Brand and co try their best, but its a weak script, and Brand tries and fails to make anything out of it.

The only plus points are Helen Mirren and Jennifer Garner.

A dud comedy.

Reviewed by generationofswine 1 / 10

An Honest Review

Have you seen it? No? There is likely a very good reason for stinks.

Like nearly ALL the endless remakes and reboots that have been plaguing movie goers for the past decade or so....all this is, is a heartless version of the original.

It has no heart.

It has no soul.

It is a retelling of a film that we all love and cherish...and it adds nothing to the story. It improves nothing but the special effects--which held up very well over time--and in some cases belittles the fans of the original...particularly in the fact that they remade the movie at all, without adding anything clever to it.

Like so many other remakes it is a hallow shell of the original.

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