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.