Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Movie Review: See No Evil, Hear No Evil


The movie See No Evil, Hear No Evil starring Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor starts out with a very promising premise - Dave (Wilder) is deaf and Wally (Pryor) is blind. After the two of them witness a murder, they form a dynamic duo in attempt to prove themselves innocent. Within the first ten minutes of the film you're shown the actor who played Willy Wonka and a pretty funny black comedian cussing the hell out of each other, one flailing his insults around wildly as he as unable to see who he's talking to, the other unable to hear a word of it.



Unfortunately, the rest of the movie didn't quite live up to this heavy-laughter-inducing introduction. Sure, it was funny to see Pryor stumble around like an idiot and Wilder say "What??" fifty thousand times, but a lot of the jokes were hit and miss. Regardless of this, the movie was still, overall, pretty entertaining. The plot was pretty solid and, if I didn't know any better, I'd think the movie was directed by Alfred Hitchcock or Mel Brooks. (It was directed by Arthur Hiller, fyi) In the end, I give See No Evil, Hear No Evil a 7/10.

12 comments:

  1. I thought the movie was OK. But it wasn't as funny as it should have been probably due to the fact that Pryer started to get sick about that time.

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  2. Sounds so bizarre, I think I'll have to watch it just for the sheer sake of Pryor and Wilder being in it.

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  3. That's a fairly interesting concept for a movie but I don't think my girlfriend would be interested in seeing it so I'll skip.

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  4. See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Watch no this movie. :P

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  5. I saw it , it was a good movie .

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  6. You're right - the movie didn't have a great ending, but these two guys are funny.

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  7. I don't think I would like this one

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