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The Singing Detective

Release Date: October 24th, 2003

R|1 hr. 49 min.

Plot Summary
Hospitalized for a severe skin disease, a bitter writer (Robert Downey Jr.) imagines he is the gumshoe from his novel.

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Director:

Genres: Drama, Musical

Distributor: Paramount Pictures, Airborne Productions Inc.

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  • Downey is undone by a woefully amateurish production that, sadly and ironically, looks like a cheap TV show. show more

  • I had the sense that Gordon's ambitious, if awkwardly assembled, film had so many terrific ingredients that he felt compelled to use them all. In this case, alas, more is less. show more

  • Keith Gordon's brave attempt to make cinematic sense of Potter's 1986 BBC mini "The Singing Detective" at least has the advantage of a screenplay finished by Potter before his death. But problems of style and tone bedevil the earnest effort. show more

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