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Ive always had a thing for this film, good ol' john.
Rather pedestrian film-making for an otherwise frantic farce that charges all over the place. It never quite fizzes but it fits Cleese like a glove and the ending has a nicely downbeat quality that Hollywood probably would not tolerate.
Typical Cleese performance. Farcical and generic but entertaining throughout.
This film is only good because John Cleese is in it. He just had that presence that could make a shit film watchable.
Usually the type of movie I would love, but it just isn't very well done. Basically just goes through the motions.