When I think of funny linkups between actors in movies, than Richard Pryor and Gene Wilder are two who I always think about. When See No Evil, Hear No Evil appeared on Netflix soem time ago (one I had seen several times in the past) I couldn’t resist to check out the movie once more.
The movie is about Dave (Wilder) who is deaf and Wally (Pryor) who is blind. They work together at a newsstand. When a customer of theirs is murdered they both witness it. Dave has only seen the killer’s legs and Wally only know her perfume. When they are standing over the body the police arrives and they are arrested as suspects. They can’t convince the police they didn’t do it and escape in order to prove their innocence. Because of that they run into the killer (played by Joan Severance) and her accomplice Kirgo (Kevin Spacey). Will they manage to outsmart them?
When you search for this movie on Rotten Tomatoes you’ll see that it only has an 18% score and although I can understand that, this still is a movie I’m able to enjoy (maybe partly because of nostalgia) and once again shows how subjective comedy can be. Pryor and Wilder make a lot of jokes about being blind and deaf that hit the target. The plot of the movie might be very simple, but in this case it didn’t really matter to me. I enjoyed it once again.