April 4, 2002

Snore Time

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Showtime, the new buddy / cop movie, is haunted by specters of earlier, better films about the same subject. This Eddie Murphy and Robert DeNiro feature dips its toe into several venerable genres including the dissimilar partners (Lethal Weapon, The Sting), satire of network TV (Network, Ed-TV) and love-hate relationship with L.A. (Chinatown, L.A. Confidential). Unfortunately, it follows the clich