Trixie Reviews

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Super Reviewer
½ December 27, 2009
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.
September 6, 2009
What was this unfunny crapola? Only the phrase turns were funny, but could have been so much more in capable hands.
½ January 3, 2009
very funny, but I did watch it with the subtitles, otherwise, I think I would have missed some of the misquotes.
October 5, 2008
this movie was lame...and goofy...with silly lines....i liked the movie a little.....and the ending could have been different....
January 1, 2007
i like this movie so much moer tahn i used to! i didn tlike the people in it or the story. i saw it again and thoguht it was really funny. teh detective solves the case by accident! she says things wrong all the time. and emily watson really makes you like her.
September 15, 2009
** (out of four)

The film idea probably looked much better on script paper than on the big screen. Emily Watson is a quirky detective in Alan Rudolph's madcaper film. Though the plot is plodding, the most annoying element is having the lead character talk in backward riddles. Some are funny. Most are not.
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