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Robert Axle (Kevin Spacey of AMERICAN BEAUTY, CASINO JACK), an eccentric inventor turned egomaniacal infomercial guru, loses it all when one of his inventions maims thousands of customers. After 8 years in prison, Axle is ready to resume his life and, more importantly, redeem his name and rebuild his billion-dollar empire. But first he must convince his estranged 22-year-old daughter (Camilla Belle of PUSH, FROM PRADA TO NADA) to let him live with her and her quirky, over-protective roommate (Heather Graham of THE HANGOVER, AUSTIN POWERS: THE SPY WHO SHAGGED ME).
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 15
- Fresh: 0
- Rotten: 15
- Average Rating: 3.8/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: The screenplay, by Mr. Cooper and Jonathan D. Krane, is so sketchy that it feels like a hastily executed first draft.
Rotten: Colorless exposition and a lack of imagination or wit stall Father of Invention at the starting gate.
Rotten: The rather unappealing character of Axel is indulged with every opportunity for redemption, as Spacey is indulged with every opportunity to showboat.
Rotten: Like Graham and Madsen, Spacey too often gets lost in smaller projects that aren't worthy of his talents. He, and his costars, deserve a more inventive movie than this one.
Waste of time. The A Team is better than this
So disappointed. Bland. Very predictable. Just flat annoying characters. Don't waste your money. Worse Kevin Spacey character I've seen. And he's the reason I trusted it would be good.
Watchable, but not very entertaining. I give it a C- .
Not too bad.
Not all that bad but it feels a little rushed.