Getting Away With Murder Review

Getting Away With Murder
When the very moralistic college ethics instructor (Aykroyd) finds himself living next door to an accused German death camp commander (Lemmon).

by David Parkinson |
Published on
Release Date:

01 Jan 1996

Running Time:

91 minutes



Original Title:

Getting Away With Murder

This is a comedy about a Nazi war criminal. What will Hollywood think of next; a sitcom called Pol Pot Was My Postman?

Dan Ackroyd hits an all-time low as an ethics teacher who bumps off his neighbour (Jack Lemmon) only to discover he might not have been what he seemed.

The remainder of this nonsense mopes around his attempts to make it up to Lemmon's daughter (Lily Tomlin). All involved should hang their heads in shame. There is nowhere to see where the comedy will come from and the worry that if a laugh ever appears it'll be in bad taste hangs over the entire proceedings.

A totally misjudged turkey.
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