#986 Hammett (1982)

Directed by Wim Wenders, Hammett is a crime / mystery movie done in the style of the old film noir movies. Rest assured, this is not a neo-noir take of the genre, but a homage that really goes out its way to recreate the look and feel of the old 40s and 50s movies – only in full colour this time around.

The die hard fans of film noir will probably find something like about this recreation, but personally I really wasn’t that sold on the concept, and would’ve appreciated some sort of evolutionary step to make the concept feel less of a rehash of the oldies.

Purely as a film noir movie Hammett fares quite well, and as the mystery starts to unravel, the movie isn’t a chore at all to watch. But I was to choose a movie for a rainy Sunday, my pick would be one of the original black and white movies.

80s-o-meter: 8%

Total: 57%