Auto Focus
2002
Greg Kinnear stars in this absorbing glimpse into the colorful life and mysterious death of actor Bob Crane, who's best known as the star of TV's "Hogan's Heroes." But as his fame waned, the former family man fed an increasing sexual appetite. Diving into the freewheeling spirit of the times with relish, he teamed with a video technician (Willem Dafoe) to document his exploits -- which may have led to his 1978 murder in an Arizona apartment.

Scott Hardie: “It was ok.”

Where others found this film intriguing, I instead found it well done. It tells the story competently, really getting inside the blankness that Bob Crane embodied (with most of the credit due to the perfect blankness of Kinnear), but it gets so lost in that fog that it seems to lack any spark, any verve. And that may be due to the fact that it's just not a compelling tale, the story of this man with no reason to live except to keep on having sex. It's not like he found it difficult to conceal or had to face any major consequences over it. If he didn't care, should we?

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