Written by / 6/26/2012 / No comments / , , , , , , , ,

ROBERT DE NIRO AND EDDIE MURPHY TEAM IN 'SHOWTIME'

year: 2000 cast: Robert DeNiro, Eddie Murphy,William Shatner score: ***
It’s good cop, bad cop. The good cop takes his job serious. Robert De Niro’s Mitch Preston plays by the book and from the very beginning lets us know the difference between fictional fuzz and real ones. The bad cop isn’t crooked, he’s just not very… good as his job. And he’s a bad actor...

Not Eddie Murphy – but his character Trey Sellers wants to be part of a popular reality series TUFF COPS and doesn’t have the acting chops to make the cut. Till he foils an important bust led by DeNiro's Preston, which is captured on the local news – and the reality show, headed by producer Rene Russo, sees a rising star in the gruff veteran cop.

DeNiro and Sam Jackson in JACKIE BROWN
Long story short, the two opposites team up as part of the reality series and, like Murphy’s screen debut 48 HRS (or any buddy flick) they don’t get along at first. Till they move in on the main villain… a Spanish nightclub owner with a giant gun that can shoot through anything (including bulletproof vests)… and both eventually learn to trust each other...

Which all sounds more cliché and banal than it actually is. Despite the déjà vu – we’ve seen this template a million times – SHOWTIME is surprisingly involving despite the fact it’s not drop on the floor funny like Murphy's older movies, and we all know De Niro deserves better. But the characters, if anything else, will keep you invested in the outcome
Eddie Murphy starts a career with Nick Nolte in 48 HRS
Share This Post :
Tags : , , , , , , , ,

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

Featured Post

HAMMER'S 'THE TWO FACES OF DR. JEKYLL' WITH CHRISTOPHER LEE

Dawn Addams & Christopher Lee Year: 1960 Rating: *** When THE TWO FACES OF DR. JEKYLL came out, The Swinging Sixties were on the horizon...

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

All Time Popular

WWW.CULTFILMFREAKS.COM

WWW.CULTFILMFREAKS.COM
Movie Reviews, Interviews, Articles and Pop Culture from White Heat to Blue City

MONTH OF CHARLES BRONSON

TOTAL HITS

Popular Trending

FOUNDED BY JAMES M. TATE

FOUNDED BY JAMES M. TATE
RANDOM QUOTE: "Happy? Why does everybody have to be happy all the time?" Martin Clunes as Doc Martin

CRIME/FILM NOIR/NEO NOIR


EXPLOSIVE CINEMA OF CHARLES BRONSON

FAVORITES SHORTLIST

1)OTLEY 2)THE FEARMAKERS 3)HOT CARS 4)RAIDERS FROM BENEATH THE SEA 5)CANYON PASSAGE 6)THE CROWDED SKY 7)JUNGLE STREET 8)VIOLENT SATURDAY 9)ANATOMY OF A MURDER 10)THE MAN FROM LARAMIE 11)HARDCORE 12)SHARKS' TREASURE 13)SWEENEY TWO 14)EASY LIVING 15)PULP 16)THE SYSTEM 17)WHITE HEAT 18)THE SERGEANT 19)AL CAPONE 20)FALLEN ANGEL 21)ASH WEDNESDAY 22)CURSE OF THE DEMON 23)THE DEFECTOR 24)KILLER FISH 25)AIR PATROL 26)DUEL IN THE JUNGLE 27)HELL IS A CITY 28)WILLIAM CONRAD'S BRAINSTORM 29)JOURNEY INTO FEAR 30)WHERE THE SIDEWALK ENDS

ACTORS 1)DANA ANDREWS 2)JAMES CAGNEY 3)MARLON BRANDO 4)JACK NICHOLSON 5)ORSON WELLES 6)CHARLES BRONSON 7)TOM COURTENAY 8)PETER O'TOOLE 9)VICTOR MATURE 10)STANLEY BAKER ACTRESSES 1)VIRGINIA MAYO 2)SUE LYON 3)GENE TIERNEY 4)MERRY ANDERS 5)JESSICA LANGE DIRECTORS 1)JACQUES TOURNEUR 2)RICHARD FLEISCHER 3)STANLEY KUBRICK 4)ORSON WELLES 5)OTTO PREMINGER 6)JOHN CARPENTER 7)VAL GUEST 8)JOHN LANDIS 9)MICHAEL WINNER 10)SAM PECKINPAH

BRITISH NEW WAVE CINEMA

RARITIES & EXPLOITATION

HAMMER HORROR & NOIR

Popular This Month

WESTERN GENRE REVIEWS

ALL KINDS OF HORROR

CINEMA OF DANA ANDREWS

PEAKING IN THE SIXTIES

KICKING IN THE EIGHTIES

TALES AND REFLECTIONS

REVVING THE SEVENTIES

RANDOM LABELS LEFTOVER

Most Popular Last Year

PUNCHING UP THE THIRTIES

PEELING OUT THE FORTIES

BACK TO THE FIFTIES

RETURN TO THE HOMEPAGE