Friday, July 22, 2011

The Impostors (1998)

Directed by Stanley Tucci

The Impostors is a work of genuine genius (take that alliteration police). Its non-stop laughs* come from blending silent, slapstick, screwball, Marx/Warner Brothers, and musical comedies. Oliver Platt and Stanley Tucci are on the run after assaulting a famous stage actor. While hiding out on a cruise liner, hijinks ensue.
* You’ll definitely want more cream puffs after the Bakery scene.
Here's a nice review by James Berardinelli (

Film reviews in fifty words (2011).

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