Sunday, April 10, 2011
The Mirror Crack'd
At a party celebrating a movie's starting production, a local woman is poisoned. Who would kill an innocent woman? But then details emerge that she wasn't the intended target.
The Mirror Crack'd, an adaptation of an Agatha Christie work, is noted for the five major actors in its cast: Angela Lansbury, Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, Kim Novak and Tony Curtis. Of the quintet, my favorite performance comes from Novak mainly for her one-liners ("I could eat a can of Kodak and puke a better movie!") and her catty remarks to Taylor ("Chin up, dear...both of them.").
Even though the cast is excellent, the movie however isn't. The story falters halfway through, which ironically enough is when I figured out who the killer was. I read somewhere that The Mirror Crack'd would have made a better TV movie. And I gotta admit, I have to agree.
My Rating: ***1/2