After The Fox details
|Starring:||Peter Sellers, Martin Balsam, Akim Tamiroff, Britt Ekland, Victor Mature|
|Director:||Vittorio De Sica|
After The Fox
|Run time:||1 hour 42 minutes|
|Rental release:||27 Sep 2004|
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Great fun!!By Giz (264 reviews) from Coventry , 01 Feb 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Don't you just love Peter Sellers!? He will forever be remembered for creating the wonderfully bizarre Inspector Clouseau and many miss out on his other great roles including this gem of a movie. He plays 'the Fox' a notorious criminal who escapes prison to keep an eye on his wild sister (played by his real wife at the time, Britt Ekland). He wants to steal the 'gold of Cairo' and his sister meanwhile wants to be an actress. When a famous and aging star(played by the brilliant but aging Victor Mature - sending himself up wonderfully) arrives and gets plenty of police protection 'the Fox' hatches a plan. To say more spoils what happens next. Its great slapstick, with a great pacy script and storyline which you have to watch carefully to keep track of at times. It really shows what a versatile actor Sellers was!! Great fun, especially the 'bingo' scene. Love it.
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Not a Best SellersBy a customer from Leyland , 23 May 2006What a shame - virtually every comic trick is missed in this heavy-handed farce. With Peter Sellers in the lead and Vittorio de Sica behind the camera it should have been a potential masterpiece but it never gets near. Sellers is intermittently funny as would-be auteur director and bullion thief, Aldo Vannucci but his mugging becomes increasingly desperate as the real film, just like the film-within-the-film, starts to run out of ideas. There is an attempt to satirise the whole notion of art cinema and the vaunted status of the great director - de Sica has quite an amusing scene sending himself up - but the broadest of Italian comedy gradually takes over and we end up with daft car chases and lots of screaming. The closing shot of Sellers unable to take off his false beard after escaping from prison and yelling something about becoming the man he is pretending to be, has become one of the staple cod-psychological explanations for his genius. It looks as pretentious and superficial an idea in this little comedy as it does in all those tedious biographies. Victor Mature offers some small compensation as a washed-up Hollywood tough guy.
DatedBy Iamtheviewer from Staffordshire , 24 Apr 2006Don't think that because Peter Sellers is in this movie that it will be similar to the Pink Panther in its sharpness -- far from it.
It starts slow and never gains pace.
I lost interest right from the start and persevered as long as I could before stopping the film altogether out of sheer frustration.
Don't waste your time getting this one out unless you are a committed Peter Sellers fan and will watch anything just because he is in it.
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Lost in the Seller.By a customer from worcs , 09 Dec 2005Seller's film totally forgotten about, and one of his most natural....just as he got entangled with the blonde bimbo, and predictable heart complaint due to her pneumatic superstructure. Victor Mature is hugely self-effacing as he sends his whole past personna into a spin, only equaled by Lloyd Bridges later in Airplane.
Sweet little film....also see 'The Party'.
Foxy DVDBy Sylvia Yearsley from Newcastle, Staffs , 10 Jun 2005This DVD was quite good, and had a clever plot. Very attention holding.
great movieBy lynne zimmermann from middlesbrough england , 17 May 2005very funny movie enjoyed by everyone i laughed and laughed over this movie peter sellers is a great actor he is very funny