**1/2 Some good laughs, mostly due to full physical/choreographed slapstick and the filmmaker's ability to facilitate it along with the talented comedic performers' occasionally magical improv. Some resilient one-liners and even a modicum of actual political/cultural satire. Not enough amid too many barren stretches of forced zaniness and mugging that flails into empty air.
Laugh out loud from start to finish. Smart humor. Relies very heavily on slapstick . Tense and suspenseful. Murder mysteries never get old and when done correctly are hard to dislike. One of my favorites. Tim Curry is a God in my eyes. Greatest character actor ever.
Fun adaptation of the board game that actually dates fairly well. Cast is game with McKean and Warren having the most impact save Coleen Camp who makes an impression of a more sensual nature. Any film in which Jane Wielden gets gunned down while delivering a singing telegram can't be all bad.
Extremely clever, witty, and well written. A very true testament to slapstick comedy and a piece brilliant in a lot of ways. Also, a terrific performance by Curry. I found the dialogue to be a little fatiguing after a while and while it's not necessarily my cup of tea, it's really something.
This kind of frenetic juggling of characters depends on punchy dialog and snappy editing. It's .... close.... but just not quite snappy enough to keep all the balls in the air. A few 'drops,' though, don't ruin the movie. It's fun. Tim Curry plays a great manic character, and Leslie Ann Warren, more than any other performer in the movie, creates a character who is believable, sexy, and archly funny.