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Heads

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Heads

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
performer:
Jon Cryer, Jennifer Tilly, Ed Asner
director:
Paul Shapiro
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a C

It’s just not true that Canadians can’t do absurdist humor — just check out the Kids in the Hall. Nonetheless, what sinks this black comedy about a geeky small- town reporter (Jon Cryer) on the trail of a decapitation-happy serial killer is its disinfected air — Heads is too blandly sane to live up to its conceits. There are some laughs, sure, but a movie like this needs to go full throttle or not at all. Perhaps director Paul Shapiro should have looked to his country’s hockey players for inspiration. C