Murray is, as usual, a highly engaging and low-key jokester, but he can't get much going with Whalley, whose role as a mystery woman remains too mysterious to engage any interest. The Man Who Knew Too Little gives Murray a chance to stretch, but his character never develops. Still, some of the gags work well, notably a goofy Russian dance sequence in which he's holding a wooden figure containing a bomb. That said, the movie is a mildly amusing, slap-stick-driven jaunt which draws the occasional guffaw when it really tries. Unfortunately the film never quite feels like it's running on all cylinders and thus never fully takes off into comic lunacy. The elements are all in place, and the script is rather clever in utilizing its characters' dual interpretations of what's occurring while also delivering double entendres. If you're looking for non-stop laughs then it will let you down, but, if you've got a soft spot for Peter Sellers-themed slapstick, you may just find it fairly amusing. The film doesn't aspire to do anything more than wring some cheap laughs out of a preposterous premise.
VERDICT: "Rent Worthy" - [Mixed to Negative Reaction] These films are only worth renting because of certain good things that are worth seeing, but are not worth paying at a theatre or the DVD to see due to bad things that overcome anything good. (Films that are rated 2.5 stars)