Who Is Cletis Tout?

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Cliched and endlessly self-referential, Who Is Cletis Tout? doesn't add anything original to the crime genre.

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Following a successful prison break, two thieves, Finch (Christian Slater), who is skilled in the art of forgery and fraud, and Micah (Richard Dreyfuss), a jewel thief, set out to recover diamonds acquired in a heist some twenty years earlier. After arranging new identities they are thrust into a life-threatening situation when the Mob mistakes Finch for murdered journalist, Cletis Tout.

Cast & Crew

Tim Allen
Critical Jim
Portia de Rossi
Tess Donnelly
Peter MacNeill
Detective Tripp
Elias Zarou
Detective Rafferty
Richard Chevolleau
Detective Horst
RuPaul
Ginger Markum
Joseph Scoren
Rowdy Virago
Daniel Diamond
Executive Producer
Jerzy Zielinski
Director of Photography
Charles Rosen
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  • May 05, 2011
    Mildly entertaining. Storyline was only ok, but presented in a unique narrative style. Ru Paul's character was unnecesary, and distracting. Doesn't work on every level, but not too bad. Passed away an afternoon for me...
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer
  • Apr 05, 2010
    Christian Slater stars as a crook who gets a new identity after breaking out of prison. He's given the name Cletis Tout, which turns out to be the name of someone the mob wants dead. While Slater is looking for a box of diamonds that his friend (Ricard Dreyfuss) in prison hid when he was younger, he gets help from Dreyfuss' daughter (Portia de Rossi). The movie wants to be a smart Get Shorty type of mob comedy, but it never reaches that level. The only reason to watch this movie is for the performances. Believe it or not, but Tim Allen steals the show as a movie loving hit-man. Tim Allen shows here and Redbelt that he's wasted in the crappy family comedies that he usually makes. The guy can actually act and can handle more serious roles. Although, I wouldn't mind seeing him as "Tim the Tool Man Taylor" one more time lol.
    Jim W Super Reviewer

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