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Ishtar
My Rating:
(out of 5 stars)
3 Stars
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Primary Location: First Saw: In Theatre Saw at/with: With Jessica
Rating: PG-13 Year: 1987 Category: Comedy
Director: Elaine May Time: 107:00:00 min. Writer: Elaine May

Reviews
Mine: Not as bad as everybody says. Same funny bits. The songs are a scream. Just does not have enough energy to finish.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: The HEAVEN'S GATE of movie comedies made headlines because of its huge expense and costly delays, but the only thing wrong with it is that it isn't very funny. Beatty and Hoffman go the Hope and Crosby route as untalented singer-songwriters who get involved with international intrigue in North Africa (shades of ROAD TO MOROCCO!). A blind camel and a flock of vultures steal the show. Paul Williams' deliberately awful songs are funny, too, but not funny enough to overcome the flatness of director May's script. Produced by Beatty.
User Reviews:
Alt's rating:
4.5 Stars
(out of 5 stars)
Very funny. Much better than anal retentive reviewers give it credit. The leads are very funny and the songs are gut-bursting funny. The miniscule nature of the plot is a trival complaint; no one ever complained about the plots of the Hope-Crosby road pictures and I think this is funnier.
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Cast
Warren Beatty Warren Beatty as:
Lyle Rogers
Dustin Hoffman Dustin Hoffman as:
Chuck Clarke
Isabelle Adjani as:
Shirra Assel
Charles Grodin Charles Grodin as:
Jim Harrison
Jack Weston as:
Marty Freed
Tess Harper Tess Harper as:
Willa
Carol Kane Carol Kane as:
Carol
Julie Garfield as:
Dorothy