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There are cheesy backdrops, ridiculous action sequences, and many tired jokes about men in heels.
It seems just a long, convoluted ploy to get men into drag -- period drag, no less.
New York Times:
Jaw-droppingly superficial, straining to get by on humor that is not even as daring as John Ritter's glory days on Three's Company.
Bad in such a bizarre way that it's almost worth seeing, if only to witness the crazy confluence of purpose and taste.
Let's hope -- shall we? -- that the 'true story' by which All the Queen's Men is allegedly "inspired" was a lot funnier and more deftly enacted than what's been cobbled together onscreen.
I can imagine this movie as a b&w British comedy, circa 1960, with Peter Sellers, Kenneth Williams, et al., but at this time, with this cast, this movie is hopeless.
Not bad enough to qualify as a memorable dud, multinational production nonetheless misses mark on every level.
A graceless, witless attempt at mating Some Like It Hot with the WWII espionage thriller.