The Singing Detective

Coarse and misguided, Keith Gordon's film of the late Dennis Potter's own reworking of his intricate, dyspeptic, 1986 miniseries is a failure on every level. At the core of Potter's multileveled narrative lies pulp novelist Daniel Dark (Robert Downey Jr.) — Philip Marlow in the original — and "lie" is the word. Hospitalized with virulent psoriatic...read more

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The Singing Detective
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While in the hospital, a misanthropic writer (Robert Downey Jr.) fantasizes that he's the crooning gumshoe of his novels. Misguided remake of Dennis Potter's musical miniseries. Robin Wright Penn. Keith Gordon directed. Producer Mel Gibson plays a psychiat (more…)

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