Sharky's Machine

Sharky's Machine

In the opening scene Burt Reynolds looks like he's gone undercover as Sean Connery. How charmed you are by that is a Rorschach test for how much you'll like the rest of this movie. I was pretty charmed! And so I was able to have a pretty good time, sleazy acid-jazz loose-cannon cop warts and all. It's not great but it occasionally stumbles into these rhythms that are so funny even though they keep getting swallowed by long stretches of film with the energy of a friend's dad pulling you aside at a party to tell you a joke about a blowjob machine and you're, like, you're twelve.

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