Film #15: SAINT JOHN OF LAS VEGAS
Saint John of Las Vegas
3 out of 5 stars
An odd little film. Packed with stars, SAINT JOHN is a quirky little exercise which showcases Buscemi in all his glory as an ex-gambler who is trying to turn over a new leave working as a fraud investigator. On his first assignment, he is sent to - where else - Las Vegas and a slow DANTE’S INFERNO-esque descent into weirdness commences. For the most part, it’s en enjoyable ride, but even with its reduced run time, the joke gets a tab old after a while. Still, Buscemi fans (which I count myself as one) will undoubtedly dig this. Others will find it too quirky and weird.