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Review: 'Busting'

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Elliott Gould and Robert Blake star as vagrant vice squad detectives, the kind who in real life set law and order back decades. Production is confused, compromised and clumsy.

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Review: 'Big Bad Mama'

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The plotline is flimsy at best, opening circa 1932 with Angie Dickinson posturing as a hard-bitten mother, rum runner, bank robber, jewel thief, kidnapper and queen bee in the sack. Both producer…

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Review: 'The Outfit'

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In The Outfit two relatively small time outside-the-law characters, stylishly handled by Robert Duvall and Joe Don Baker, drive off into the credits laughing gleefully. In their wake they leave…

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Review: 'Sleuth'

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Joseph L. Mankiewicz' film version of Sleuth is terrific. Anthony Shaffer's topnotch screenplay of his legit hit provides Laurence Olivier and especially Michael Caine with two of their best roles.

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Review: 'Save the Tiger'

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Save the Tiger is an intellectual exploitation film which ostensibly lays bare the crass materialism of the age. Producer-writer Steve Shagan's script stars Jack Lemmon in an offbeat casting as a…

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