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Mr Right

4/10

Stars: Sam Rockwell, Anna Kendrick, Tim Roth, Anson Mount, RZA, James Ransone, Michael Eklund

Director: Paco Cabezas

Rockwell and Kendrick battle a duff script and unimaginative direction in this 'crazy' action comedy. On the rebound from her last partner, Martha (Kendrick) meets Francis (Rockwell), who seems to be 'Mr Right'. Turns out, however, that he used to be a hit-man, and his past soon comes back to haunt him.

The stars are both personable and do raise a few laughs, even in the face of poor material, but the villains are dull - RZA's character name, Shotgun Steve, for example, is far more fun than his performance. All in all, this hit-men caper, quirky but clich├ęd, pretty much misses the target.

David Quinlan

USA 2015. UK Distributor: Focus World. Colour.
96 minutes. Widescreen. UK certificate: 15.

Guidance ratings (out of 3): Sex/nudity 0, Violence/Horror 2, Drugs 0, Swearing 2.

Review date: 09 Feb 2017

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