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Easy-going romantic comedy with some quirky twists
on 27 December 2010
I thought this movie was quite enjoyable. If you want an easy-going romantic comedy with some quirky twists it surely fits the bill. Liu and Murphy have great chemistry and despite their characters beeing, well, somewhat annoying at times you do want to see them together in the end which is always a good sign when it comes to romantic comedies. However, the twists and turns as well as some scenes that are truly cringe-worthy when it comes to comedic timing drags down the rating for me. Also, being a fan of Mr Murphy's earlier work I'm somewhat baffled that he would choose this movie considering the great, stand-out roles he has taken on earlier (in for example The Wind that Shakes the Barley, Sunshine, Breakfast on Pluto...). Him being a part of a movie has always been as sign that the audience is invited to something extraordinary and thought-provoking and Watching the Detectives is none of these things. In the end it's a feel-good movie that gives a few laughs though so if that's what you're looking for you'll surely be satisfied.