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Bullseye!

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Bullseye!

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
performer:
Michael Caine, Roger Moore, John Cleese, Sally Kirkland
director:
Michael Winner
distributor:
RCA/Columbia Home Video
genre:
Mystery and Thriller, Comedy

We gave it a C-

To paraphrase an old joke, three things in life are certain: death, taxes, and the fact that at any given moment Michael Caine is shooting a movie somewhere. Bullseye! is an example of the Caine assembly line at its most pedestrian. The peripatetic star and Roger Moore play small-time hoods whose look-alike resemblance to two scientists is the springboard for a predictable series of scams (a jewel heist) and counterscams (a fake fusion formula). Monty Python’s John Cleese, who should know better, has a cameo near the closing credits; it’s the one funny bit in the picture, but it arrives as too little and far too late. C-

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