Leah Greenblatt
October 08, 2004 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Palookaville

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
performer
William Forsythe, Vincent Gallo, Frances McDormand
director
Alan Taylor
genre
Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a C+

Should we call him Fatman? Club king Slim, a.k.a. Norman Cook, seems to have grown up a little on Palookaville, judging by melancholy numbers like ”Put It Back Together.” But his party jams — ”Slash Dot Dash” and its high-BPM (beats-per-minute) ilk — feel half-cocked, like Cook can’t quite commit to the moment. As for tracking on the Bootsy Collins-assisted cover of ”The Joker, ”let’s not and say we did.

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