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True Identity Review

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Black actor Miles Pope becomes a wanted man after reluctantly hearing the secrets of a mafia boss. He thinks he has found the perfect disguise - becoming a white man - but misunderstandings just land him deeper in trouble.

★★★★★

Lenny Henry, in various disguises, tries to escape from incognito Godfather Frank Langella and his hit men, in the latest example of the all-too-familiar British TV comedian goes Hollywood syndrome. While Henry manages to do a few passably amusing imitations — of a white Italian-American, of a James Brownesque showbiz blowhard — this is stuck with a plot too lame even for the minimal standards of the comedy-thriller genre and a painfully uneven tone as if no one could quite make up their mind what they wanted to do.

Lenny Henry's talents are wasted in an uneven and unimaginative comedy.