281. The Man Who Knew Too Little (1997)

5.3 Unfunny and boring
  • Acting 5.5
  • Directing 5.3
  • Story 5.0
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Starring: Jon Amiel

Director: Bill Murray, Peter Gallagher, Joanne Whalley

Running Time: 94 mins

The Man Who Knew Too Little is an American film about a naive man who is mistaken for a secret agent, and has to prevent the assassination of world leaders at an important international relations event, even though he thinks that the whole thing is just an act.

This was really irritating to watch. Apart from the fact that it wasn’t actually very funny, it had an extremely poor story, it kept shoving the same jokes down my throat for the whole film, and it was just all a bit too over-the-top.

One of the most annoying things about this film was how it tried to be too comically identical to the James Bond-style movies. Although it seemed like a funny idea initially, the fact that the same sort of jokes referring to 007 kept popping up made it boring and repetitive to watch.

Although Bill Murray is a great actor, I thought that even in this, his character was just not convincing enough, as no-one in the entire world could be so stupid and naive as to mistake a secret agent mission involving real criminals for a fun play, so that was definitely irritating.

Overall, I’ll give this 5.3, because it wasn’t really that funny, its story was poor, and on the whole it was a very annoying and repetitive film to watch.


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