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Ishtar review
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Review of Ishtar

I've only heard bad things about this film over the years so I decided to see if it lives up to the low expectations. Needless to say, it is just as worse beyond my wildest dreams. The comedy wasn't funny, the plot is endlessly complicated and the adventure in Morocco is very ropey. This was too bad because Warren Beatty and Dustin Hoffman could've generated sparks on-screen given that they're friends in real-life, but didn't liven things up because the script fails them to do so. This film is mainly notable for being how much it cost at the time ($55 million for 1987), and how it flopped very hard, not to mention the troubled behind-the-scenes story on how the cast didn't exactly see eye-to-eye with director Elaine May. Ever since this movie bombed, May hasn't directed another film since then though she does still write occasionally on projects like "The Birdcage" and "Primary Colors". This could've had potential based on the two leads, but with everything not going to plan, it does more or less, deserve its bad reputation and you better steer clear from it.

Added by Leo
2 years ago on 28 May 2016 17:59