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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.

Cast: Robert Downey Jr. , Robin Wright Penn , Mel Gibson , Jeremy Northam , Katie Holmes , Adrien Brody , Jon Polito , Carla Gugino

Director: Keith Gordon

Genres: Drama, Musical

Distributor: Airborne Productions Inc., Paramount Pictures

The Singing Detective (2003)

Release Date: October 24th, 2003|1 hr. 49 min.

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  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Admiring The Singing Detective is easy, and so is appreciating the originality of the story's conceit, the artistry of the actors and the directorial intelligence of Keith Gordon. But loving it would take an act of will. show more

  • 10
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

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

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    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

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