Brings back good memories of a childhood favorite, but wasn't exactly funny on its own. I'll take it as a reunion party. Great to see all the old faces again reenacting the same old jokes of the first one. They barely had to rework the Coming to America (1988) script.
A packed crime story which doesn't waste any time making its not-so-bright criminal stumble and stumble until he can't stumble no more. Playing baddies that meet their downfall had already been Lawrence Tierney career path having already played John Dillinger and Jesse James on screen. Here as a guy that listens to his devil on each situation, getting him more and more into trouble until the lazy law catches-up with him. Wouldn't say this features great or creative writing, but the destructional behavior made it entertaining.
"Cricket, sir. Cricket!"
This is one of the funnier Alfred Hitchcock films and up there with The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934) and The 39 Steps (1935) as Hitchcock's best British work of the 30s. The pacing so different. Taking it's time for a seemingly irrelevant opening portion other then to get to know some of the people and get entertained with slapstick and naughtiness before the suspense elements slowly starts taking over when the train start rolling. And…
I'm sorry. I know it's a cliché, but watching this film along with it's contemporary releases, Citizen Kane (1941) really DOES stick out unlike anything else at the time. The unique performances, lighting/shadows, claustrophobic sets, experimental filming, not to mention the narrative structure, blah, blah blah.... you all know this. Others can tell you a lot more about that.
The film has received so much praise that there is almost a backlash to it. I think people seeking it out…