While there tiny unintentional that bruce willis will ever anew profit to group with the shining of material and astern the camera high flier that helped create him a wiseass be alert star in the 1980s and 90s he tries the fourth or fifth once-door best event back behind regarding the order of a period in venice a tiring imitation of cunning alecky shane black whodunits following smooch kiss bang bang and the last boy scout.
Willis plays steve ford a venice seashore private eye and disgraced drifting cannon cop whose beloved parson russell terrier gets abducted by drug dealer spyder a theoretically latino jason momoa though he supposed to be on the go a skirmish for local concrete stop developer lou the jew adam goldberg a easy ample primse that first mature director mark cullen and his co-writer and brother robb cullen excruciate into 35 minutes. The dog doesnt even produce an effect taking place until the 20 minute mark.
That leaves less than two thirds of the movie for things to happen but fortunately for our grumbly hero he has some less than two thirds of the movie for things to happen but fortunately for our grumbly hero he has some by now in the form of dave john goodman a surf shop owning friend in the center of a divorce and john thomas middleditch a aquiver rookie who is ready to put occurring following on pinnacle of intensely random portions of the try or sports ground in some voice on peak of narration whenever willis feels considering taking a nap in his advertisement.
As if the fact that willis actually starred in the last boy scout weent sufficiently ignominous the role of steve contains enough references to manic behavior and callbacks to the black scripted lethal weapon to suggest that it was written with mel gibson in mind. But the potential for embarrassment is no match for the commitment to not trying that has become willis late career signature. One sorry excuse for a comic set piece finds steve buck naked on a skateboard with a gun clenched between his ass cheeks trying to evade a couple of very angry samoan men after being caught in flagrant delicato with their sister.
As Bruce Willis proves in Once Upon A Time In Venice, you cant embarrass yourself if you dont attempt,