Pulp Fiction-esque . . . Without the Pulp
Stephen Kaczmarek | Columbus, Ohio United States | 08/19/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Well, "Flypaper" is another "Pulp Fiction" wannabe--a little more funny, a little less bloody, which is probably the best thing about the movie. That and John McGinley's cartoonish reduction from human being to Wile E. Coyote (the funniest bit is when he plummets into the street from a moving ambulance . . . watch carefully to see a shoe pop off.) With a series of overlapping storylines--none of which is particularly compelling--the movie is less a narrative and more a teenager's intoxicated Saturday night romp from one adventure to another. The cast is quite capable, and even cable TV junk-movie favorite Craig Sheffer manages to turn in a decent performance, though Lucy Liu and "Ferris Bueller"'s Jeffrey Lewis are particularly engaging in smaller bits. Of course, the movie also benefits from a lack of Quentin Tarantino, as well as the wonderfully dependable Robert Loggia. There is no ultra-hip soundtrack (a truly cheesy techno track is about all we get), and other than getting to see Ms. Liu nude, there's no real point to the sex scenes, meaning that the "adultness" of the movie seems gratuitous. Still, I've seen worse ("Body of Evidence"), meaning that the movie is worth a look rented from the library or seen on cable."
JUAN MARTIN GABASTOU | Weston Hills, FL United States | 04/30/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Yes,it borrows the crossed stories structure from Pulp Fiction,so what ? The technique made history and many films have used it without harm whatsoever to their plots/stories.Plus,you get to see Lucy Liu at her sweetest and youngest,with some nudity and sexual scenes.If you?re a fan of this hot asian chick,you?ll go nuts about this movie (I did)."
Ricardo | New York | 09/02/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I don't know what the Big Bureaucratic Studio's problem is, but it seems that this film, along with equally awesome "Judas' Kiss," has never seen the big screen in this here Republic.
This one bears little resemblance to the plotless, boring, mechanical, gratuitously and senselessly cruel pile of manure titled "Pulp Fiction." "Flypaper" is, of course, a parody of a parody, but, goodness, it celebrates life and, if you watch it closely (as you should when it comes to good complete movies) finds a comical angle in things one is expected to idolize these days (which especially appeals to my sense of humor).
Fun, talented, astoundingly good. I have watched it seven times over the past year, and there are very few movies, less than ten, in the entire history of cinematography, that I can watch more than once."
A Wonderful Comedy; way above mainstream comedies
Rimmozia | New York, USA | 05/11/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Contrary to what folks have been saying about this movie (i.e. it imitates "Pulp Fiction"), it is very funny, very original in spots, and talented (as opposed to "Pulp Fiction"). It is also a spoof on many movies. The actors are very obviously enjoying themselves, and some of the performances are actually masterful, most notably Graig Sheffer's. The script is very witty, and the story is riveting if only you watch this movie the way movies are supposed to be watched, i.e. attentively and from the beginning. Sheffer's "Where's your boyfriend? Hey, boyfriend!" will have you in stitches - if you've been REALLY watching the film up to that point. And John C. McGinley's monologue on why his relationship with his bride is anything but normal is bittersweet in addition to being hilarious.
I must say, though, that this movie is not for everyone. Those who can appreciate today's standup comedy will not find it comical."