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See No Evil, Hear No Evil
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10.08.2004 By: JoBlo
See No Evil, Hear No Evil order
Director:
Arthur Hiller

Actors:
Richard Pryor
Gene Wilder
Kevin Spacey

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
It's about trying to make money from the success of earlier collaborations between these two stars, Pryor and Wilder, by slapping them into a moronic "Saturday Night Live"-esque plotline about one of them being blind and the other deaf, and somehow introducing them into some farcical plotline involving a stolen coin, a murder and a chick with great legs? Don't ask!
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
Easily one of the least funny movies that I have seen in quite some time. I don't remember chuckling even once during this entire film. The only things that kept me from giving it a complete zero rating, is the fact that Kevin Spacey is interesting to watch, in one of his earliest works on screen (loved the faux-British accent, dude), and that there is one hot babe who is pretty constant throughout the movie as Spacey's partner, one fine looking woman named Joan Severance. The plot is otherwise one of the most inane pieces of drivel that you have ever witnessed, and the mechanics of the story are embarrassingly see-through and idiotic beyond belief. Basically, this is a one-joke movie, that being that Pryor is blind and Wilder is deaf, but unfortunately for us, the joke's not funny and the plot is pure garbage.

They actually try some stunt pieces here as well, and not only do they bring little spark to the film, they actually take you even more out of it, since the use of blue screen is all but highlighted throughout, and the stars' stunt doubles aren't even trying to look like them! Is it be or was that a white guy driving the car in Pryor's place at one point? Of course, then I find out that the director of this film actually went on to do the classic bomb AN ALAN SMITHEE FILM: BURN HOLLYWOOD BURN, and things start making a little more sense. Add to that, the five screenwriters needed to come up with this pile of dung, and you can appreciate how only the consistent amount of swearing and the one completely gratuitous tit shot of Severance, kept me from shutting this baby off about halfway. All in all, a dud by all counts and nothing compared to the classic movies which both of these gentlemen have made together in the past, including one of my personal favorites, STIR CRAZY.
THE EXTRAS
Nathing! Unless you consider the addition of its own movie trailer and three other dinky comedy trailers an "extra".
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
I would recommend that you not rent this movie, not buy this movie, and do your best to avoid making eye-contact with it in the video store. This flick is a dud by any count, and unless you want your opinion of either of these two gentlemen to drop by a boatload, stay away from this flick, and just rent an ol' greazy videotape of STIR CRAZY and crack up with a good story, funny characters and some actual entertainment.
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