One Night at McCool's
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One Night at McCool's
The debut project from co-star Michael Douglas' production company Further Films, this comic crime caper uses the narrative devices of multiple points of view and flashbacks, la Rashomon (1951) and that classic film's many imitators. A late-night slaying at a bar called McCool's is the point of departure as Detective Dehling (John Goodman), bartender Randy (Matt Dillon), and Randy's lawyer-cousin Carl (Paul Reiser) project their fantasies onto the sexy Jewel (Liv Tyler), whose boyfriend (Andrew Dice Clay) is the corpse in question. As each man spills his guts -- Dehling to… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Oblivious to its own towering obsolescence."
‑ Dennis Lim, Village Voice
"There isn't much to McCool's that couldn't be found in an adult magazine."
‑ Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer
"...a breezy, nasty little film that delivers more than it promises."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"Messy but periodically funny."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"If Rashomon were filmed through a shampoo bottle, you'd have some idea what to expect from the surprisingly mean-spirited comedy, One Night at McCool's."
‑ Jeremiah Kipp, Flipside Movie Emporium
"The actors make the most of a predictable story line, and almost without exception the jokes are funny."
‑ John Zebrowski, Seattle Times
"Straining for a sense that a good time was had by all."
‑ John Anderson, Newsday
"No matter how bad a movie with A-list actors involved is, it will still be released - somewhere, sometime, to someone."
‑ Oz,
"Once the gimmick has worn out its welcome, the movie makes misstep after misstep until a final shootout of baffling stupidity."
‑ Mark Dujsik, Mark Reviews Movies
"I remember watching the opening scenes with an air of indifference, and I remember watching the climax very nearly in hysterics."
‑ Eugene Novikov, Film Blather
"Feels like a needless, thankless, charmless shout-out to the '80s rock video."
‑ Wesley Morris, San Francisco Chronicle
"Disappointing, too violent, and not very funny."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"[Tyler] seems like she would be more at home playing a tomboy."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"An odd fish, this, although there's no denying the conviction the ruby-lipped temptress Liv Tyler brings to washing a car."
‑ David N. Butterworth, Movie Boeuf
"Counting on the star of Brain Smasher: A Love Story for laughs is a sign of true desperation."
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
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