|New Line Cinema | Release Date: October 11, 2002||CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION|
The movie crosses two formulas -- Fish Out of Water and Coming of Age -- fairly effectively. Because it isn't wall-to-wall action but actually bothers to develop its characters and take an interest in them, it was not at first considered commercial by its distributor, New Line, and languished on the shelf for two years. Read full review
Malkovich acts as if he's doing Shakespeare, pontificating, enunciating and generally overreaching.
It all makes you realize the importance of the guy who should have played Malkovich's role -- Christopher Walken. He makes films like this bearable.
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