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V.I. Warshawski

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V.I. Warshawski

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
89 minutes
performer:
Kathleen Turner, Charles Durning, Jay O. Sanders
director:
Jeff Kanew
distributor:
Hollywood Pictures
genre:
Comedy, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a C+

The eponymous V.I. Warshawski is just like every private dick we know and love: drives a junky heap, has never heard of laundry soap, couldn’t recite the refrigerator’s contents under threat of a loaded Magnum. The makers of this detective story are banking on one difference: Kathleen Turner in the title role. She does have a way with a wisecrack (not to mention a nutcracker), but a gender switch is not enough to pull off another Thelma & Louise. Especially when the script has lines like ”Being a detective is no job for a girl like you.” Clinkers notwithstanding, there’s hardly a dull moment in the picture. There’s just not a truly exciting one either. C+

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