The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
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Apart from Assante and the random effective bit player -- notably Frederick Downs, a Veterans Administration official who plays the first murder victim, Jack Williams -- the level of acting tends to be perilously amateurish.
I, the Jury is a violent private eye thriller, with a certain redeeming sense of style.
The souped-up remake is hard as nails, with Armand Assante plausibly macho and ruggedly sexy as the amoral private eye who avenges the murder of his old Vietnam war buddy.
The film soon becomes repetitious, lacking the overall atmosphere of paranoia that makes Spillane's fictions bearable.
The movie careers by at a fast and cheeky pace. Its clues are strewn across a glossy landscape of city streets and pretty girls in various stages of dress and death by torture, and are delivered in an impenetrably gritty New York accent.
With the exception of Robert Aldrich's Kiss Me Deadly, all Hammer films have been disappointments. This version of I, the Jury is no exception.
Like most other of Spillane's Hammer series put to celluloid it comes out well-short of the novel.
The central fault in this updating is Mike Hammer, whose character was lost in the shuffle while updating from the fifties to the eighties.
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