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  • Summary: Experience the extraordinary true story of the documentary that's a mockumentary that became a real life mystery...of passion...of murder...and things that can only happen in the movies. (Paramount Classics)
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11
  1. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    70
    This smart spoof of film noir and filmmaking is very clever and riotously funny.
  2. Belongs to an intellectually stimulating subgenre that examines the thin line between documentary maker and subject.
  3. Reviewed by: Phoebe Flowers
    63
    Melding multiple genres, the movie is certainly funny, but the admirable, reckless energy that makes it worthwhile for much of the running time eventually peters out.
  4. This goofball comedy is easy to take and just as easy to leave alone--unless you develop an affection for the hapless characters, which isn't too hard to do.
  5. (Ferrer's) performance as the sensitive private dick borders on beatific as he stumbles about a nighttime Hollywood Boulevard waxing lyrical about "love, sex and betrayal."
  6. The droll cast--especially Ferrer, who's exquisite as a tough-talking dunce--deserved something more fully realized than this.
  7. Reviewed by: Moira Macdonald
    30
    Stretched too thin, looks cheap, and can't quite go the distance.

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