Marlowe (2023)

Neil Jordan directs Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger and Jessica Lange in this period detective mystery based on Raymond Chandler’s famous detective Philip Marlowe.

Neil Jordan is incapable of making a less than stunning looking movie. This takes an hour too long to get going but ends in gory, unpredictable chaos. Fans of Neeson stiffly chopping, stiffly jumping and stiffly running might find little to love, and this doesn’t exactly hit the spot as a pure whodunnit, yet I wouldn’t exactly turn my nose up at a second instalment with big man sleuthing in this well realised world. About as good as these direct-to-streaming tax dodges get.


Perfect Double Bill: A Walk Among The Tombstones (2014)

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