One Night at McCool's
One Night at McCool's (2001)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: April 27, 2001
DVD Release Date: October 9, 2001
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Critics say this blend of film noir and screwball comedy seems to think itself more clever and hip than it actually is. Also, the crucial femme fatale role needs a better, more mature actress than Tyler.

Dennis Lim
Village Voice

Oblivious to its own towering obsolescence.

Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

There isn't much to McCool's that couldn't be found in an adult magazine.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Disappointing, too violent, and not very funny.

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John Zebrowski
Seattle Times

The actors make the most of a predictable story line, and almost without exception the jokes are funny.

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John Anderson

Straining for a sense that a good time was had by all.

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...a breezy, nasty little film that delivers more than it promises.

Wesley Morris
San Francisco Chronicle

Feels like a needless, thankless, charmless shout-out to the '80s rock video.

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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post

Sourly unsexy and vulgar.


No matter how bad a movie with A-list actors involved is, it will still be released - somewhere, sometime, to someone.

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More reviews for One Night at McCool's

Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
Conner Rainwater
A really bizarre blend of comedy and brutal killing. I was truly not expecting the turn of events in the movie. However, it falls short of actually having any… More
xGary Xx
Liv Tyler doing her best Jessica Rabbit impersonation stars as a vampy femme fatale who beguiles every man she meets by spontaneously turning into a photo shoot… More
Derek Daniels
Despite the pretty good cast and acting, this movie about a love-and-murder story told from different points-of-view is only average at best. I expected more… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Strange cast, mixed with weird love triangles or is it love squares...whatever...and Michael Douglas.
Candy Rose
A dark version of There's Something ABout Mary, where all the guys fancy the same girl. Except Liv uses this to her advantage to get what see wants. Good… More
Brendan Nicholls
screwball comedy doesn't really work as a whole. I enjoyed it for its quirky characters but anything beyond that is just a waste of time.