Deal of the Century (1983)
Starring: Chevy Chase, Sigourney Weaver, Gregory Hines
Director: Bud Yorkin
WHAT IT'S ABOUT?
A group of arm dealers tries to sell weapons to a dictator.
IS IT WORTH WATCHING OR BUYING?
If You are a die-hard Chevy Chase fan, or 80s fun, sure. You can have it.
But... if You're simply looking for a comedy and laughs You should avoid it. It's unfunny, there's are NO LAUGHS.
It's supposed to be a comedy. But it's really not. Who ever knows what this movie is, and is about, and what was the reason it was made should get a Noble prize.
It's main problem and only problem is the story.
It's totally uninteresting. You won't care about the characters and what's going on. There's no comedy, no drama, no real goals to follows.
There's scenes that are probably supposed to be funny, but they don't really work.
On the other hand...
It has good actors and GOOD ACTING.
It's pretty well directed at most times ( excluding scenes of air fights and some others ) and dialogue in nice too.
But... it's not enough. It's like putting a lot of effort and hard work into a story that has nothing to offer.
They really should decide before making it, whether to make a good espionage movie, drama, comedy, war movie, etc.
There was potential, as with every story.
It was a failure, it's almost forgotten by movie fans and Chevy Chase fans and should stay this way.
I'm not going back to watch it ever again.
There's just no scene, no dialogue, no gags, no soundtrack that would be worth my time.
Having some of my favorite actors in the cast is just NOT ENOUGH.