Run time: 122 mins
In Theaters: Thursday 10th February 2000
Distributed by: Icon Entertainment
Production compaines: Kintop Pictures
Contactmusic.com: 2 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes: 26%
Fresh: 11 Rotten: 32
IMDB: 5.9 / 10
Director: Wim Wenders
Screenwriter: Nicholas Klein
Starring: Mel Gibson as Detective Skinner, Milla Jovovich as Eloise, Jeremy Davies as Tom Tom, Amanda Plummer as Vivien, Peter Stormare as Dixie, Bud Cort as Shorty, Jimmy Smits as Geronimo, Julian Sands as Terence Scopey, Harris Yulin as Stanley Goldkiss, Conrad Roberts as Stix, Donal Logue as Charley Best, Tom Bower as Hector, Gloria Stuart as Jessica, Charlayne Woodard as Jean Swift
Yikes! This marginal flick puts detective Mel Gibson in charge of investigating the murder of a billionnaire's son in a wacky hotel overrun by mental patients who can't afford the regular nut bin. And well, that's about all there is to tell, except that the title was once The Billion Dollar Hotel. That's a big downgrade.
Director Wim Wenders tries desperately (and fails) at capturing the Twin Peaks feeling. All he really succeeds at is getting some good actors to act nutty, jumping around with bad haircuts. No real sense of mystery is ever developed, no empathy for any of the characters is ever generated. That's not a movie, Wim. That's not even a music video.