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Tuesday, August 20, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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He Saw, She Saw

By Logan Graf Lake City Patrice

“The Man Who Knew Too Little”

The star: Bill Murray

The plot: A man mistakes the real life drama around him for scenes from an interactive theater.


I have seen some bad movies before but “The Man Who Knew Too Little” takes the cake. This film was funny only through its utter stupidity. Bill Murray is normally a very funny person but in this film he is just a buffoon.

I went to this movie expecting a good quality film but I left feeling like I had wasted my $3. This movie had the potential to be very funny but bad acting on the part of Murray’s co-stars and an equally bad script made it fall through. Joanne Whalley was the only good actor in this comedy of horrors. She plays the call-girl-turned-blackmailer who enlists Murray in her scheme to extort 3 million pounds from a high-placed government official. Her moments were brief and in between, however, and even her presence could not save this film. If you value your money do not see this movie.

Grade: D-


Hilariously funny may be a slight overstatement when describing “The Man Who Knew Too Little,” but it was mildly entertaining.

Watching Bill Murray wander through what he thinks is an interactive theater, but is actually a plot to restart the Cold War is like watching a talkative episode of “Mr. Bean.” Yeah, it’s funny, but after a while the aloof act gets old.

As cute as this movie was, it seemed strikingly familiar, if not outright predictable. Because of this, I found myself half smiling or lightly chuckling instead of doubling over in my seat. I did, however, notice that about 10 people in the half-full theater thought every word Murray spoke was worthy of roaring laughter. I don’t think they get out much.

Basically, any episode of “Friends” or a rerun of “Martin” would be funnier.

Grade B-

The following fields overflowed: CREDIT = Logan Graf Lake City Patrice Williamson Rogers

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