More often frustrating than successful, this is a generic neo-noir buddy cop movie that misses too many opportunities to do anything different.
A comedy caper that relies more on the charm of its stars than the twistiness of its narrative, "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" isn’t quite clever enough to justify the full 110-minute running length.
U.S. Release Date: 1988-02-21
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Mild Violence, Profanity)
Director: Gary Nelson
Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Deborah Raffin, Ben Masters, John Rhys-Davies, Julia Nickson, Khigh Dhiegh, Gordon Jackson, Burt Kwouk, Ping Wu, Kay Tong Lim, Tia Carrere, Edward Petherbridge, John Houseman, Denholm Elliott
A good match for anyone in search of something to “binge watch” from a time long before that phrase was ever used for productions of this length.
A perfect example of ‘80s fantasy in every way – targeted toward children, unremarkable, and ultimately disappointing.
Remains one of Miyazaki’s most memorable endeavors and is among the handful of “must see” animated films produced in the last 40 years.
Some movies are such singular achievements that they deserve to be seen at least once by everyone who considers himself or herself to be a lover of film.