Hoffman was whatever character he needed to be. He was a fearless actor who was entirely committed to any film, any performance. Even in really mediocre films like Along Came Polly and Red Dragon, Hoffman is nowhere near phoning it in.
The screenplay is the fabric of nightmares, but the look of this movie really drives the final nail in the coffin. There’s one character in particular, a weasel, who literally looks like a wet, plastic scrotum made of Ken Doll hair.
There was a time when a new M. Night Shyamalan film was a big deal. His name would be plastered all over the posters; the trailers and TV commercials would proclaim, “THE NEW FILM FROM M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN!” Kids across America even got caught up