By Owen Gleiberman
Updated August 23, 1991 at 04:00 AM EDT

It would be nice to report that Martin Short — an imp of near-genius — redeems Pure Luck, a comedy about a nebbish accountant with disastrously bad luck. The movie, though, is just about unwatchable — a numbingly repetitive farce in which the cursed Short trips, walks into walls, trips, spills an entire saltshaker onto his breakfast, trips, sets people on fire, trips…D-