Who Is Cletis Tout? (2002)
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as Trevor Allen Finch
as Critical Jim
as Dr. Savian
as Detective Tripp
as Detective Delaney
as Detective Horst
as Rowdy Virago
as Henry Flatt
as Young Micah
as Henry Flatt
as Cletis Tout
as Old Mrs. Stanton
as Young Tess
as Dodger Blue
as Yard Prison Guard
as Road Work Prison Gua...
as Cell Block Prison Gu...
as Visitor's Room Priso...
as Merrill Candide
as Tough No.1
as Big Tough
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Critic Reviews for Who Is Cletis Tout?
Quirky, often-fun film.
It's just a little too self-satisfied.
Merely a diversion, but clever enough to divert.
At best, Cletis Tout might inspire a trip to the video store -- in search of a better movie experience.
It won't hold up over the long haul, but in the moment, Finch's tale provides the forgettable pleasures of a Saturday matinee.
Cletis is playful but highly studied and dependent for its success on a patient viewer.
Audience Reviews for Who Is Cletis Tout?
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...
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.
This started off strong, but I completely lost interest in it after about half an hour. It doesn't seem like there's much point, if any, and with the possible exception of Tim Allen, none of the acting is memorable. I heard about this movie for a long time and looked forward to seeing it, but I was pretty disappointed.
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