Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB. USA, 2001. Kumbaya Productions Inc., Permut Presentations, Rat Entertainment, Touchstone Pictures. Screenplay by George Gallo, based on the screenplay Across the Bridge by Guy Elmes, Denis Freeman, from the story by Graham Greene. Cinematography by Theo van de Sande. Produced by David Permut, Brett Ratner. Music by Graeme Revell. Production Design by Stephen J. Lineweaver. Costume Design by Sharen Davis. Film Editing by Malcolm Campbell.
Pretty funny, but everything in this comedy of errors seems like it’s all been done before. Orlando Jones is a wealthy Wall Street businessman who gets caught up in a murder set-up and has no idea how to prove his innocence. Eddie Griffin is the incoherent, bumbling idiot who keeps getting in his way of clearing his name…or is he? Lots of twists and turns, most of them predictable, but all of them enjoyable and the two leads do very well. Remake of Ken Annakin’s Across The Bridge.