‘Marlowe’ Review: Liam Neeson in Neil Jordan’s Tired Raymond Chandler Reboot
Diane Kruger and Jessica Lange also appear in this latest attempt to bring a classic private detective to the big screen.
BY FRANK SCHECKPlus Icon
FEBRUARY 13, 2023 3:18PM
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Legendary characters don’t die. They keep getting reinvented. If they exist in fiction, new authors come along to create new adventures for them. And if they exist onscreen, you can bet that a remake or reboot will come along every generation or so in hopes of recatching that lightning in a bottle.
And often both happens, as is the case with Philip Marlowe, the iconic hard-boiled detective invented by Raymond Chandler and portrayed onscreen over the decades by actors including Dick Powell, Humphrey Bogart, Robert Montgomery, James Garner, Elliott Gould, Robert Mitchum and probably others I’ve forgotten.