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Overall Rating
1.95

Awesome: 5%
Worth A Look: 0%
Average: 15%
Pretty Bad45%
Total Crap: 35%

2 reviews, 8 user ratings


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Affair of the Necklace, The
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by Greg Muskewitz

"An embarrassing state of affairs."
1 stars

Repugnant period piece pre-French Revolution, beyond even laughably bad, with Hilary Swank and company colluding to retrieve a ďstolenĒ necklace.

Itís filled with unsubtle flashbacks, aimless coloration gimmicks, barren sexuality and pedantic direction. In other words, there is hardly a moment where something isnít being hit over your head. Itís pathetic and humiliating for all involved, and director Charles Shyer gets more laughs for this than those in his sterile comedies combined (Father of the Bride, Father of the Bride, Part II). This is rather a very embarrassing state of affairs.

With Adrian Brody, Jonathan Pryce, Brian Cox, Joely Richardson, Christopher Walken and Hayden Panettiere.

[Not to be bothered with.]

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User Comments

7/01/07 johnnyfog Godawful, postering, soapy period piece crap. A joke! 2 stars
8/20/06 Anastasia Beaverhausen Miscast but still grand entertainment; finally a good Shyer film 5 stars
6/08/06 Ashley Hinz What was this meant to be? 1 stars
9/26/04 Tor Honolulu Adrien Brody'e ten minutes aside, this was pretty painful 2 stars
4/28/03 Goofy Maxwell Cunning bitch restores bloodline & faces murderous, cowardly pack only to unleash another. 3 stars
4/25/03 mr. Pink Everyone familiar with the true story knows it should've been done as a comedy. Swank's OK 3 stars
12/01/01 Mr Math So did the completed screening. I don't see Kate Beckinsdale as the next big thing. 2 stars
11/28/01 bradgray96 The unfinished screening at the Seattle Film Festival ran a bit long and dry. 3 stars
IF YOU'VE SEEN THIS FILM, RATE IT!
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USA
  30-Nov-2001 (R)

UK
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Australia
  02-Feb-2002




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