Chris Rock is a brilliant comedian, but you don’t give Colin Powell an HBO Comedy Special and you shouldn’t cast Rock as a street-tough hit-man with an itchy trigger finger, especially an un-funny itchy trigger finger.
Nurse Betty is a black comedy that’s heavy on the black and light on the comedy. We’re not lazy enough to like this movie and odds are, neither are you.
The critics at Cannes handed Nurse Betty a best screenplay award as an eye-for-an-eye retribution for the Croissanwich, but the dialogue is hardly on par with the Fargo it has been compared with. Morgan Freeman is also tiring playing yet another wise ‘oldhead’ mentoring the hotheaded Chris Rock.
Thinky rating: I’ve fallen and I can’t get up.