Most Wanted (1997)

MOST WANTED is deliciously bad.  Not awful awful, but a pretty 
solid stinker nonetheless.  Keenan Ivory Wayans (THE GLIMMER MAN) 
certainly looks the part of the ex-Marine covert sniper framed for 
the murder of the First Lady.  His script, however, is just plain 
silly.  (The high low points include Wayans' cracking a computer 
account by simply guessing the userid, a mob of Los Angelinos pur-
suing him onto the freeway and into the paths of oncoming cars, 
and, my favorite, his escaping a house that's about to explode, by 
getting into a car and driving out of the garage!)  Though a sub-
dued supporting performance by Eric Roberts is a jaw-dropping sur-
prise-- as is a straight-faced appearance by Paul Sorvino-- the 
best reason not to walk out is Jon Voight.  The Midnight Cowboy de-
livers another over-the-top performance a la ANACONDA, this time as 
a villainous Army general with a long drawl and a short fuse.  When 
he snaps at a security guard, who didn't recognize Wayans hiding in 
plain sight as one more bald black man, you know you're getting 
Grade A ham.  (Rated "R"/99 min.)

Grade: D-

Copyright 1997 Michael J. Legeros
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