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The Clay Bird

The best description of the color and imagery in this film is "dazzling" —John Adams (DVD review...)

The Clay Bird is earthbound, but hopeful

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The star power behind The Musketeer (Catherine Deneuve, Tim Roth, Stephen Rea, Mena Suvari) seems to promise something more than a cheesy action movie. Alas, no. This UK-Germany-Luxembourg co-production looks at the American action movie, sets it in France, and adds Hong Kong fight choreography. It’s a ridiculous, worst-of-all-worlds jumble that almost works as a parody.

Tim Roth is outstanding as the confident villain. And the ladder fight scene at the end almost justifies the price of matinee admission. But because this movie suffers from over-edited “action” sequences elsewhere in the film, it ends up a disappointment.

Someday someone will pull the ladder scene out and cut it into a “best action scenes” reel. That’s what you should watch instead of The Musketeer.