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Based on 11 Reviews
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  • 50
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    Quickly assumes an appealing mockumentary style. show more

  • 63
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Belongs to an intellectually stimulating subgenre that examines the thin line between documentary maker and subject. show more

  • 63
    Miami Herald

    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. show more

  • 38
    Barbara Shulgasser Chicago Tribune

    Although Where's Marlowe abounds with many supposedly clever ideas, it's about as badly made as anything you'll see anywhere on television. show more

  • 38
    G. Allen Johnson San Francisco Examiner

    Spoof both of P.I.s and independent filmmakers is languidly paced and not very funny. show more

  • 70
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    This smart spoof of film noir and filmmaking is very clever and riotously funny. show more

  • 58
    Paula Nechak Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Attempts to do for "The Big Sleep"-type detective movie and film-noir genre what "Blair Witch" did for horror films. show more

  • 50
    Hazel-Dawn Dumpert L.A. Weekly

    (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." show more

  • 50
    Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader

    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. show more

  • 40
    Gene Seymour Los Angeles Times

    The droll cast--especially Ferrer, who's exquisite as a tough-talking dunce--deserved something more fully realized than this. show more

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