Video Review

Bullseye! (1991)

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Details Movie Rated: PG-13; Genres: Comedy, Mystery and Thriller; With: Michael Caine and Roger Moore; Distributor: RCA/Columbia Home Video

To paraphrase an old joke, three things in life are certain: death, taxes, and the fact that at any given moment Michael Caine is shooting a movie somewhere. Bullseye! is an example of the Caine assembly line at its most pedestrian. The peripatetic star and Roger Moore play small-time hoods whose look-alike resemblance to two scientists is the springboard for a predictable series of scams (a jewel heist) and counterscams (a fake fusion formula). Monty Python's John Cleese, who should know better, has a cameo near the closing credits; it's the one funny bit in the picture, but it arrives as too little and far too late. C-

Originally posted Aug 30, 1991 Published in issue #81 Aug 30, 1991 Order article reprints

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