Rent Marlowe (2022)

2.7 of 5 from 104 ratings
1h 45min
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Synopsis:
When private detective Philip Marlowe (Liam Neeson) is hired to find the ex-lover of a glamorous heiress, it looks a open and shut case, but Marlowe soon finds himself in the underbelly of Hollywood's film industry of the 1930s and unwittingly drawn into the crossfire of a legendary Hollywood actress (Jessica Lange) and her subversive, ambitious daughter (Diane Kruger). Based on John Banville's novel 'The Black-Eyed Blonde' directed by award winning director Neil Jordan.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Mark Fasano, Patrick Hibler, Billy Hines, Philip Kim, Gary Levinsohn, Alan Moloney, Victor Hadida, Colette Aguilar
Writers:
William Monahan, Neil Jordan, John Banville, Raymond Chandler
Studio:
Dazzler
Genres:
Drama, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
18/09/2023
Run Time:
105 minutes
Languages:
English Dolby Digital 2.0, English Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
18/09/2023
Run Time:
109 minutes
Languages:
English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, English LPCM Stereo
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B

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Reviews (3) of Marlowe

A real let down - Marlowe review by sb

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30/09/2023

FILM & REVIEW Neil Jordan’s first film in several years and I really wanted to like it but unfortunately it’s not very good. Neesan plays the titular private eye in late ‘30’s LA. In classic noir fashion he is hired by mysterious blonde (Kruger)to find her errant missing lover but of course she has other ulterior motives and Marlowe finds himself deep into corrupt film studios, high class brothels, narcotics and Mexican hoods. Neesan is way too old for the role ( something the script acknowledges) but the films biggest issue for all the plot twists and reveals in never engages….at no point are you remotely interested in where it’s all going. Things aren’t helped by Neesan who seems not only bored with the plot but with the film itself - something that is conveyed to the audience which really is a fatal flaw. On the plus side there are some nice supporting turns -Jessica Lange as a has been actress who still has her wits about her, Donald Huston as a suave club owner and a very arch Alan Cummins but none of this can save the film - a real letdown - 2/5

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Pointless rehash of tired tropes - Marlowe review by DM

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31/10/2023

50 years on from Chinatown, this is a backwards step, a movie loaded with so many noir cliché that it is more of a parody than a worthwhile story. The only modern element here is that the violence is turned up to the levels you expect in the final reel of a Tarantino movie, which really doesn't fit the material. Neeson is always a good performer, but he's too old for the part and the dialogue is too writerly, with almost every character quoting Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, Joyce, etc. Hard to see why Neil Jordan bothered.

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Slow burner - Marlowe review by Francis Scott

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20/11/2023

I’m guessing this was some kind of homage to mid-20th century ‘films noirs’. But cinema has moved on and this felt too slow and the dialogue self-consciously smart-alec. Decent performance from Neeson and Alan Cummins added some light relief but the female co-leads were less convincing. Didn’t work overall for me.

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