Trixie (2000)



Critic Consensus: Boring and predictable script; not funny.

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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.
R (for some language, sexuality, and violence)
Comedy , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Emily Watson
as Trixie Zurbo
Nick Nolte
as Sen. Avery
Dermot Mulroney
as Dex Lang
Nathan Lane
as Kirk Stans
Brittany Murphy
as Ruby Pearli
Lesley Ann Warren
as Dawn Slotnick
Will Patton
as Red Rafferty
Stephen Lang
as Jacob Slotnick
Mark Acheson
as Vince Deflore
Vincent Gale
as Sid Deflore
Troy Yorke
as Cleavon Arris
Wendy Noel
as Waitress
David Kopp
as Bell Boy
Ken Kirzinger
as Avery's Bodyguard
Jonathon Young
as Gas Attendant
Terence Kelly
as Mr. Lang
Andrew McIlroy
as Maitre d'
Dalias Blake
as Store Guard
Maria Herrera
as Store Guard
Brendan Fletcher
as CD Thief
Gina Chiarelli
as Member of Casino Security
Stephen E. Miller
as Member of Casino Security
Robin Mossley
as Casino Pickpocket
Taayla Markell
as Casino Call Girl
Kate Robbins
as Tourist Wife
Lesley Ewen
as Casino Bartender
Darrell Izeard
as Casino Guard
Alvin Sanders
as Capital Building Custodian
Peter Bryant
as Cop No. 1
Norman Armour
as Dr. Gold
Michael Cromien
as Legislator on Street
Peter Kufluk
as Co-Legislator
Francisco Trujillo
as Forum Bartender
Alonso Oyarzun
as Gang Member
Tyler Labine
as Gang Member
Zak Santiago
as Gang Member
Jonathon Sutton
as Gang Member
Terry Chen
as Waiter
Marke Driesschen
as Reporter
Clay St. Thomas
as Reporter
Claire Riley
as Reporter
Raoul Ganeev
as Forum Club Chef
Keith Dallas
as Detective
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Critic Reviews for Trixie

All Critics (49) | Top Critics (15)

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

A handsome, well-designed film typical of Rudolph.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

In a strange sort of way, this is Dumb and Dumber for the art-house crowd.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Top Critic

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

December 31, 1999
New York Times
Top Critic

The script is ridiculous and the direction inept.

December 31, 1999
Top Critic

The movie is as overlong and undermotivated as it is absentmindedly incoherent.

December 31, 1999
Village Voice
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
Cassandra Maples

Super Reviewer

** (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.

Steve Smith
Steve Smith

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


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