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See no evil, Hear no Evil (1989)

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See no evil, Hear no Evil (1989)


Gene Wilder
Richard Pryor

Directed by Arthur Hiller

There is a steady decline in the movie quality and scripting when it comes to the pairing of Wilder and Pryor; this is the worse I have seen them in so far and this has cemented my conviction not to watch their fourth pairing which was a failure commercial wise and panned by critics (although, the movie was well received by audience). Wilder only agreed to be in this movie (See no evil, Hear no evil) if he was allowed to work on the script; well… we have seen his handiwork and I can boldly say it is not impressive.

See no evil, Hear no evil is a movie that if you never see or hear of, you are sure to have dodged a bullet. From a weak script to an unrealistic screenplay, this movie takes you on a journey that makes you wonder, “What could have made them think this was going to be funny?”

Being the third movie pairing of both Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor the movie reeled in many fans to go see it after the acceptable Silver Streakand Stir Crazy although some fans appreciated it, the movie was a sign that both have lost it, which may have been a good reason why the last pairing was a failure.

See no evil, hear no evil, is about two men; one blind man named Wally Karew (Richard Pryor) and a deaf man named Dave Lyons (Gene Wilder), who are both struggling to accept their disability.

Wally is out of a job and he meets Dave who offered him a job at his place, there while the blind and deaf are working together a man is shot right there in the store. The police now have two witnesses, blind Wally and deaf Dave.

The problem wasn’t the murder; the problem was that the only witnesses to the murder i.e. blind Wally who just smelt and heard the murderer leave and deaf Dave who saw the murderer’s leg as they turn to leave the store.

Now both have to find a way to prove that there is a murderer out there.

If you want to see, good acting and convincing blind and deaf acts being pulled on the screen well you can take a whiff of the DVD, but it does contain a weak script and a forgettable story line and I advise you use your free buck to get something else and stay away from this.


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