Once Upon a Time in Venice 2017
Watch once upon a time in venice 2017 online free. A Los Angeles detective seeks out the ruthless gang that stole his dog.
Once Upon a Time in Venice is a very light action comedy from Mark and Robb Cullen, is that it allows Willis to cut loose and have fun. He plays Steve Ford, a private eye in Venice Beach who appears to mostly just skateboard, sleep around, talk shop with his recently-divorced, mildly depressed best friend Dave (John Goodman, also cutting loose and having fun), and occasionally solve minor mysteries. The film mostly consists of two-hander scenes where Willis gets to crack wise with various character actors, and generally be a likable screen presence. It’s genuinely nice to see him work in that mode.
But Bruce Willis, Goodman, and roughly half of the large supporting cast (which includes Thomas Middleditch, Adam Goldberg, Wood Harris, and Kal Penn, just to name a few) acquit themselves well, “Once Upon a Time in Venice” largely suffers from profound laziness. Its bare bones plot isn’t the issue (Willis’ beloved pup has been stolen by Jason Momoa and his drug gang) since it mostly strives for an ambling, shaggy dog tone, but it has no rhythm. It awkwardly shuffles along from scene to scene while introducing various inane plot points that abruptly conclude before they’re developed. There are plenty of thinly-sketched characters whom the film discards or forgets at will until they’re suddenly necessary for any given scene. It’s amiable and pleasant, but never exactly funny. It features a completely unnecessary, wholly smug voiceover, courtesy of Middleditch. Plus, for a 90-minute film, there’s way too much padding to speak of, especially in the first “act,” if you can call it that.