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18 people found this helpful
on May 27, 2003
Well, they don't make 'em like this anymore. But then, did they ever?
"Cry Uncle!" is a real curiosity piece...a raunchy, sex- and naked body-filled detective yarn with decent acting, some genuine laughs, some amazingly tasteless scenes, and one brief bit of hardcore porn involving a 65-year-old man. Oh, yeah, and it was directed by the guy who would eventually bring you "Rocky" and "The Karate Kid."
It's not a bad movie. It's well-made, it looks great, and you have to admire the free spirits of the cast, particularly Allen Garfield, who, with his big belly, hairy back, and less-than-impressive, um, thing, is the least-likely adult movie star since, well, anybody. But it's hard to think of it as anything except a strange little blast-from-the-past, a curio from a time when an X-rated comedy featuring 30-something women and a fat guy had a chance at making some bucks in the theaters. Besides, it's ultimately totally harmless, and future-Troma President Lloyd Kaufman's performance is hilarious.
And yep, that's Paul Sorvino as the "smoking cop," who has one of the best lines in the flick.