Saturday, 13 March 2010


An official remake of Fritz Lang's last American film this is pretty sub-standard stuff and simply not in the same league as the same director (Peter Hyams) excellent remake of Richard Fleischer's THE NARROW MARGIN. Hyams seems to still be using the "direct by numbers" kit that somebody bought him a few years back rather than using the undoubted talent he exhibited earlier in his career. None of this is convincing and the characters are mere cardboard cut outs. Douglas as the one dimensional villain of the piece not only looks more like his father with every passing year there were times in this film when I thought Kirk had come out of retirement. Rating **


Cerpts said...

Sounds like they should've called in Alan Smithee!

Weaverman said...

Sadly, Peter Hyams doesn't disown it.