One moment it's farcical comedy, the next it's gruesome melodrama. The movie never finds the right tone. show more
Quite apart from wringing the last molecule of vividness from his freewheeling roster of loose cannons, he brings to his direction of Martin a finesse shared by only a few of the directors who have worked with the comedian-actor.
Starts out stylishly, and promisingly, but then coarsens into a silly parody of film noir.