Playing God (1997)

PLAYING GOD is no fun.  In this lousy leftover from last spring, 
David Duchovny ("The X-Files") plays a drug-addicted surgeon who 
lost his license but still gets to practice, courtesy of an L.A. 
mobster (Timothy Hutton) who repays a favor by supplying patients 
in various stages of "fixibility."  Duchovny does damage on two 
fronts-- sleepwalking through his role *and* providing the mind-
numbing narration.  Hutton is better-- more alive, but without an 
interesting-enough character.  (His blonde-tipped locks are quite 
the scary sight, tho.)  Director Andy Wilson is trying to be hip.  
And smart.  And shocking.  And funny.  I stirred once in 35 min-
utes, to actually laugh at something, and left.  (Rated "R"/93 

Grade: W/O

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