This film deserves the bequethment to it of four stars by me for several reasons including the fact that it stars Bill Pullman who is in my opinion one of Hollywood's most unsung about heroes.
For me it is the eccentricity of the lead character, Daryl Zero, that is the first reason I recommend anyone to watch this film and immeditely say aloud, "Daryl Zero is a wierdo, but he's a cool wierdo! " Pullman in the role is a delight to watch. Zero is a social misfit and Pullman's performance brings that point home quite clearly.
But there are other little things that help to emphazie the strange behaviour of the great Private Detective giving him more depth than just his social characteristics. The amount of locks on his front door, the innumerable amount of red coloured drink cans that litter his appartment and cctv cameras.
Every Sherlock needs a Watson and Steve Arlo (Stiller) is the second reason this film scores highly. The relationship between these two characters, Zero and Arlo gives this film its edge along with the unfolding of the story's plot; whick like all good mystery movies allows the viewer to try and solve the puzzle that Zero is uncovering.
The penultimate point that makes this film watchable is the Direction. The film opens with an Arlo overview on things but it concludes from the obversations of Zero, an interesting and novel approach I feel. There are also a lot of cut sceens that add flair to the proccedings and don't seem out of place. Finally the film has a great soundtrack, which always adds to the enjoyment of a good story.