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I didn't laugh out loud with tears running down my face, but did spend the entire run time giggling at the antics of all the characters. The cast consists of several Serious Actors (Kate Nelligan, Armand Assante) who play their parts as though they were in a drama. To me, those are excellent comedic acting skills. It's when actors play for laughs that they are not funny.
You might not be tickled by this one if you aren't familiar with the 'film noir' and detective film genre. If you are a fan of those, you will laugh as you recognize all the devices in those films over-used to good effect in this one.
I had a good time watching it...give it a try!
Fatal Instict, starring Armande Assante as a cop/lawyer is a throwback to the way spoof movies used to be made. I'm not saying its great, but the think I noticed is how serious all the actors are. They have no idea they're in a comedy. There is one scene where Assante eats the filling out of an Oreo cookie. The scene cuts away then cuts back and Assante has eaten the filling out of an entire box and the torn apart cookies are littered throughout the kitchen. Assante and Sherilynn Fenn carry on their conversation like this is normal.
Fatal Instict also stars Christopher McDonald, the actor I first noticed in Happy Gilmore playing Shooter McGavin.
Fatal Instict isn't a classic, but it is a solid spoof movie that knows to be a good spoof movie, the actors must believe they are in a drama.
The greatest parts were the scenes in the 1st half then the scenes fell flat, no real tension.
Assante was great especially with scenes with Sean Young and the scenes between his wife and the affair with the auto mechanic. If they kept that approach throughout, I would've been great, but its somewhere in the middle with me.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fatal Instinct is a super under rated film
I think runs circles around a films like Airplane, and the Scary Movie Films, along with all the "cheap" and lazy parody... Read more
This (Carl Reiner) movie is one of the top 5 spoof movies of all time. Right on par with Airplane and nearly as funny as Blazing Saddles (but not as socially significant). Read morePublished 8 months ago by Darth Barko