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Getting Away with Murder (1996)

R | | Comedy | 12 April 1996 (USA)
When the very moralistic college ethics instructor (Aykroyd) finds himself living next door to an accused German death camp commander (Lemmon), he takes it upon himself to rid the world of ... See full summary »

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When the very moralistic college ethics instructor (Aykroyd) finds himself living next door to an accused German death camp commander (Lemmon), he takes it upon himself to rid the world of this man. And even though he manages to kill him, he does it so cleanly that no one accuses him and it isn't until he guiltily marries the German's daughter (Tomlin) that he discovers the truth about the man... Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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One bad apple can spoil the whole line-up.

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Rated R for some sexual situations | See all certifications »
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$127,691, 14 April 1996, Limited Release

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$197,322
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Old photos were used of Jack Lemmon. See more »

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Psychiatrist: I want to see you six days a week.
[looks at his appointment book]
Psychiatrist: I can't. How about every other Thursday?
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The Name Says It All - It Was Murder
26 February 2008 | by See all my reviews

The best thing that I can say about this movie is that I did not turn it off. I would have to add however that I was tempted to many times. This was potentially a funny movie, but it just didn't quite make it. Perhaps the continual narrative by Ackroyd did not help. The standard of acting was reasonable. The standard of direction was reasonable. The story was reasonable and had the potential of making a good movie. The 91 minutes of run time seemed more like 180 minutes. The movie was too drawn out and the comedy was too little and not funny enough. Of all the actors, I thought that Lily Tomlin gave the best performance. Ackroyd was OK, but as his was the main role, it was going to take more than OK to make the movie good. Jack Lemmon was unimpressive and his accent unconvincing. I gave it 5 from 10, and that was probably being generous.


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