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Prizzi's Honour Review

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Bumbling mob hitman Charley Partanna and supposed tax consultant Irene Walker fall in love only to discover they've been hired to kill each other.

★★★★★

Top lip distractingly puffed up with what looks like a gumshield, Jack Nicholson plays a not-overbright mob hitman in the 78-year-old John Huston's penultimate movie, a slight but grimly amusing Mafia spoof.

Kathleen Turner plays his other half, while Nicholson's real-life girlfriend, and the director's daughter, Anjelica Huston, may not have been essential to the double-cross plot, but her presence sure spiced up advance publicity.

Jack as a schmuck is a trifle hard to buy with his Jack-the-lad persona by now denying him total credibility in roles which stray too far from big, bold badass.

Not one of Nicholson's best, but an enjoyable comedy nonetheless

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