The Cheap Detective Reviews

July 17, 2019
There are some moments of forced silliness, but the average of hilarity is impressive.
June 16, 2018
If you loved The Maltese Falcon and can recite all the best lines from Casablanca by heart, you'll hate The Cheap Detective, which is basically just the year's classiest and most expensive rip-off.
May 30, 2017
Disappointing thin comedy.
December 19, 2005
Better received in 1978 than now when it seems too contrived.
June 17, 2005
November 20, 2003
Very funny send-up of the hard-boiled detective genre.
November 1, 2003
September 27, 2003
March 25, 2003
August 29, 2002
July 26, 2002
July 26, 2002
Not even in the same galaxy as Neil Simon's best work, but fans of the genre will appreciate the gags.
December 11, 2001
You don't have to be familiar with Casablanca or The Maltese Falcon to appreciate the humor but it helps. Writer Neil Simon has thoroughly spoofed both classics.
November 17, 2001