THE EFFICIENCY EXPERT THE EFFICIENCY EXPERT Anthony Hopkins, Bruno Lawrence (1992, Paramount, PG, $89.95) Hopkins impeccably underplays the title character, a kind of corporate consultant who can recommend…
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THE EFFICIENCY EXPERT

MPAA Rating: PG
EW's GRADE
B

Details Movie Rated: PG; Genre: Comedy; With: Anthony Hopkins and Bruno Lawrence

THE EFFICIENCY EXPERT Anthony Hopkins, Bruno Lawrence (1992, Paramount, PG, $89.95) Hopkins impeccably underplays the title character, a kind of corporate consultant who can recommend mass layoffs without blinking an eye. Things change when he meets a moccasin factory full of quaint and quirky workers who show him how to loosen up, salvage his marriage, and save his soul. This Australian comedy is so low-key it murmurs, and that's its charm. The movie subtly grows on you-it's like Local Hero without the seaside scenery. B -Michael Sauter

Originally posted Jul 09, 1993 Published in issue #178 Jul 09, 1993 Order article reprints