The Singing Detective

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This is a very abbreviated version of the English television miniseries, moved from London to LA, and Michael Gambon replaced with Robert Downey Jr. And called "Nick Dark" instead of "Philip Marlow" for some reason. Mel Gibson has an amusingly daffy role as Dark's shrink. There's a raft of good acting performancess here: Downey, Adrien Brody, Robin Wright Penn, Jeremy Northam, Carla Gugino, and many more. But …

Given the choice, go with the miniseries. They kind of cheaped out on the movie. You'd think that speeding things up would make them more interesting? Nope. There's no time to get interested in any of the characters.


Last Modified 2012-10-26 9:53 AM EDT