Rotten Tomatoes Score: 27%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Despite a star cast (Nick Nolte, Emily Watson), Rudolph's comedy-mystery is a minor, trivial film that tries to be whimsical but lacks humor or fresh angle on the Hollywood's cherished genres of noir and screwball."
‑ Emanuel Levy, Variety
"Like a week-old batch of bivalves: It stinks."
‑ Judith Egerton, Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
"Emily Watson is a lovable idiot."
‑ Chris Gore, Film Threat
"The details of the surrounding mystery are hackneyed and uninvolving."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"The film was mildly enjoyable, but could have been much better if Rudolph tried to put a coherent story together instead of just going for so much cheap comedy."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The movie is as overlong and undermotivated as it is absentmindedly incoherent."
‑ J. Hoberman, Village Voice
"Worthwhile only for Emily Watson's strange but amiable performance."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
"A glum misfire that finds neither charm nor suspense."
‑ Dave Kehr, Citysearch
"Unfortunately, the weak spots overwhelm the comedy and the mystery isn't really that interesting."
‑ Eric Lurio, Greenwich Village Gazette
"A wildly uneven mystery that veers between one-note comedy, dark drama, and political commentary before sputtering to an end."
‑ Tor Thorsen,
"The script is ridiculous and the direction inept."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman,
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Everything about Trixie -- comic timing, plot structure, basic premise -- is so off that not all the talent in the world can set it on the right track."
‑ Bob Strauss, Los Angeles Daily News
"A rare Alan Rudolph misfire."
‑ David N. Butterworth,
"Trixie might have worked better had it stayed with comedy, but once it lurches into melodrama, to quote Trixie, it 'can't go back to square zero.'"
‑ Ed Kelleher, Film Journal International
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