The Darwin Awards (2006)
Average Rating: 4.9/10
Reviews Counted: 12
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When a San Francisco homicide detective with a keen eye for criminal profiling is fired for botching the arrest of a notorious serial killer, his subsequent effort to reinvent himself as an insurance claims case-investigator leads him to study a series of perplexing wrongful deaths in this comedy starring Joseph Fiennes, Winona Ryder, Tim Blake Nelson, and Wilmer Valderrama. Michael Burrows (Fiennes) isn't your typical detective. Though Detective Burrows is a paranoid obsessive-compulsive who
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Taylor and his friends seem to be having a great time but could have let the audience in on the joke.
Sports too many formulaic weaknesses of mainstream laffers while straining for an indie cred that hitherto came naturally to writer-director Finn Taylor.
A delightful, winning tribute to those annual kudos given to people who died from sheer stupidity, thereby improving the gene pool.
If writer/director Finn Taylor could have made up his mind about the movie he was making, it would have held together better.
Likely to find an audience only in those sickos titillated by gratuitous depictions of fatalities.
Writer/ director Finn Taylor's problem is that he wrote a painfully weak script, mostly wasting both acting talent and funny stories in the process.
Will probably deserve a Darwin Award itself after dying quietly at the box office and thus strengthening the art of filmmaking in general.
While the film has some funky flaws, it's a terrific satire and is downright hilarious.
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