Trixie (2000)



Critic Consensus: Boring and predictable script; not funny.

Movie Info

Trixie, a one-of-a-kind, blue-collar gumshoe and onetime security guard tangles with a host of shady characters, including a promiscuous senator and another ladies' man, at a small lakefront casino as she tracks down a dissolute killer.

Rating: R (for some language, sexuality, and violence)
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Alan Rudolph, John Binder
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 5, 2000
Sony Pictures Classics - Official Site

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as Trixie Zurbo

as Sen. Avery

as Kirk Stans

as Ruby Pearli

as Dawn Slotnick

as Red Rafferty

as Jacob Slotnick

as Vince Deflore

as Sid Deflore

as Cleavon Arris

as Waitress

as Bell Boy

as Avery's Bodyguard

as Gas Attendant

as Mr. Lang

as Maitre d'

as Store Guard

as Store Guard

as CD Thief

as Member of Casino Sec...

as Member of Casino Sec...

as Casino Pickpocket

as Casino Call Girl

as Tourist Wife

as Casino Bartender

as Casino Guard

as Capital Building Cus...

as Cop No. 1

as Dr. Gold

as Legislator on Street

as Co-Legislator

as Forum Bartender

as Gang Member

as Gang Member

as Gang Member

as Gang Member

as Waiter

as Reporter

as Forum Club Chef

as Detective
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Critic Reviews for Trixie

All Critics (64) | Top Critics (19)

Despite a star cast (Nick Nolte, Emily Watson), Rudolph's comedy-mystery is a minor, trivial film that tries to be whimsical but lacks humor or fresh angle on the Hollywood's cherished genres of noir and screwball.

Full Review… | December 31, 2006
Top Critic

What Trixie has to offer is not so much deconstruction as slapdash.

January 1, 2000
Mr. Showbiz
Top Critic

Amiable, unsuccessful movie.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Top Critic

A handsome, well-designed film typical of Rudolph.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Despite its occasional flashes of brilliance (every Rudolph film has them), this unsavory stew never comes to a boil.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
New York Times
Top Critic

The script is ridiculous and the direction inept.

January 1, 2000
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Trixie


What were they thinking when they made this movie? There's not enough action in this to make it an action movie, not enough character development to make it a character movie, not enough fun to make it a comedy. It's barely got enough plot to make it a movie at all, but only barely.

The dialogues are mostly tedious, the malapropisms are not funny, and the red herrings are fishy.

Emily Watson gets a couple of points for cuteness, but cuteness doesn't make a movie. A major disappointment. Alan Rudolph has done much better than this.

Cassandra Maples

Super Reviewer

What was this unfunny crapola? Only the phrase turns were funny, but could have been so much more in capable hands.


very funny, but I did watch it with the subtitles, otherwise, I think I would have missed some of the misquotes.

stacey fazenbakerstanton

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