Denise Lanctot
March 20, 1998 AT 05:00 AM EST

Kicked in the Head

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
performer
Kevin Corrigan, Linda Fiorentino, Michael Rapaport, Lili Taylor, James Woods
director
Matthew Harrison
genre
Comedy

We gave it a B-

KICKED IN THE HEAD Kevin Corrigan, Linda Fiorentino, Michael Rapaport, Lili Taylor, James Woods (1997, Fox, R, $99.99) Sly slices of urban life don’t get more overloaded than this: Kevin Corrigan, the film’s co-writer-star, plays Redmond, a rudderless youth on a search for ”truth.” He wanders New York City, writes bad poetry, sponges off a friend (Rapaport), runs into a Mob drug deal, and boffs a stewardess (Fiorentino). Despite fierce supporting talent — Fiorentino and Rapaport unfailingly steal their scenes — Head has a hole in its middle: Corrigan’s pathetic Redmond isn’t blackly comic. He’s toast. C-

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