You’d think a Mystery film starring Adrien Brody that looks and feels like a 1940’s film noir would be worth recommending. It isn’t. “Manhattan Night” follows Brody’s desperate search for the truth when a seductive woman asks him to investigate the unsolved murder of her filmmaker husband. As far as atmosphere goes, the movie looks and flows well enough. On other levels- plot (overstuffed), acting (what’s up with Body’s weird voice?), sex (more like porn)- the movie is a misfire. Writer director Brian DeCubellis throws every mystery cliche on the screen, and naturally, nothing really sticks. Too bad.
Categories: 1.5/4, crime, film noir, mystery, The Twenty-First Century
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