The Glimmer Man (1996)

THE GLIMMER MAN is an impossibly bad serial-killer thriller that 
also fancies itself as (a.) a detective story involving the Russian 
mob (b.) a buddy-cop comedy with Keenan Ivory Wayans sans hair as 
the second banana and (c.) another kung-fu fest, this time with Mr. 
Squinty playing a pacifist policemen who wears love beads while 
practicing the Tao of Ouch.  The ratios run about 10:5:1, meaning 
you can expect, oh, ten bodies per five broken bones per one joke 
that's actually funny.  (I laughed at the sight of Wayans crying in 
CASABLANCA and that's about it.)  Ludicrous, gratuitous, and let's 
call it superfluous, this is one movie that should be missed.  Or, 
at the very least, walked out upon.  (Rated "R"/120 min.) 

Grade: D-

Copyright 1996 by Michael J. Legeros

Originally posted to triangle.movies in MOVIE HELL: October 6, 1996

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