Chris Nashawaty
January 28, 2010 AT 05:00 AM EST

Saint John of Las Vegas

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
85 minutes
performer
Steve Buscemi, Peter Dinklage, Romany Malco, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Tim Blake Nelson, Sarah Silverman
director
Hue Rhodes
author
Hue Rhodes
genre
Comedy

We gave it an D-

With stars like Steve Buscemi and Sarah Silverman and big-fish producers such as Spike Lee and Stanley Tucci on board, you’d think this indie would offer some glimmer of wit or originality. Think again. Saint John of Las Vegas, writer-?director Hue Rhodes’ excruciatingly awful feature debut, is a shaggy road movie to nowhere. An uncharacteristically bland Buscemi plays a gambling addict/insurance-fraud investigator who stumbles across a series of ”quirky” characters (a stripper in a wheelchair, a gun-crazy nudist, and a human-fireball carny) while trying to debunk a claim. Sound painful? You didn’t have to sit through it, pal. D-

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