Where's Marlowe
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Daniel Pyne directed and co-scripted (with John Mankiewicz) this satirical look at private eyes, originally planned as a TV series but instead later expanded into a feature. Before a switch to color, the film begins with a black and white prologue in which NYU film-school graduates Wilton Crawley (Mos Def) and A.J. Edison (John Livingston) bore the small audience at the Utica Township Film Festival with their 180-minute film about NYC water-supply sources. Realizing a stronger subject is needed for their next documentary, they focus on L.A. private investigators Joe Boone (Miguel Ferrer) and… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 17%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"If it had a livelier pace and more believable acting by secondary characters ... Where's Marlowe? would be a big treat for audiences seeking a hip comedy."
‑ Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle
"For all the cleverness in its premise, director-co-scripter Daniel Pyne doesn't mine it for all of its potential."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"Vacant yet convoluted."
‑ , Entertainment Weekly
"Well, wherever he is, he's certainly not appearing in this lame satire of '30s and '40s hard-boiled noir -- that's for damn sure."
‑ , E! Online
"Where's Marlowe? was expanded from a TV pilot produced for ABC. Small wonder it never found its way on the air."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"Successful screen humor comes from witty spins on the believable, not wheezing broad stabs like this."
‑ Matt Reichl, Reel.com
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