|Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) | Release Date: November 24, 1999||CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION|
It's clear that Schumacher has risen from the self-imposed dreck of "Batman & Robin" and has returned to Hollywood to tell a good story.
Perhaps most depressingly, in pulling out all the stops for an ugly, violent climax, he (Schumacher) cheapens this vividly drawn slice of life, turning it into a tiresomely flawed, garden-variety vigilante thriller.
Worth stumbling into on cable not all that far into next year.
At its best when it simply lets Hoffman and De Niro play off each other .
It's obvious and stereotypical. It's leaden and unconvincing. It's not nearly as outrageous as it thinks it is.
De Niro gives a technically brilliant performance as Walt, struggling with a body that will no longer obey him.
Corny, predictable, and packed with gay stereotypes.
In making a movie that preaches love for odd ducks, Schumacher has turned Flawless into the oddest duck of all.
While this film has got a good head on its shoulders and a nicely made-up face, flawless it's not.
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