The January Man

Sometimes, everyone is wrong.

That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it, when it comes to this hybrid between a police procedural and an off-kilter rom-com.

Critics and ticket buyers hated it in 1989, but I’m calling from 2021 to say I enjoyed it quite a bit.

Kevin Kline is just right to play an espresso-loving disgraced cop, brought back to catch a serial strangler, while the supporting cast goes extremely-deep.

Best is sardonic artist Alan Rickman, arching his eyebrows to the heavens, and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, as dewy and delightful as they come.

A perfect film? Hardly.

An entertaining one? Absolutely.

 

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