Marshall, pleading with his host to commit murder, is a roguish wit, seductive and amused, who knows that he’s being unreasonable but presses his needs anyway. Once satisfied, he becomes the ultimate kibbitzer—he doesn’t have to do anything but give advice and render judgment on Brooks’s criminal panache. Hurt, tucking in his jaw and alternating irony, sarcasm, and mockery, hits one spinning serve after another, and Costner hits them right back at him. The two have a fine time, as if they had been doing this routine for years.
Monday, June 11, 2007
Simply the best....
In his review of Mr. Brooks, David Denby writes that William Hurt is "the most brilliant character actor in American movies..." (The New Yorker)