Review: ‘Marlowe,’ with Neeson, resurrects a vintage gumshoe | Arts & Entertainment

The richly hard-boiled terrain of detective Philip Marlowe has usually been, to estimate Raymond Chandler, “a awesome community to have undesirable routines in.”

Chandler’s Los Angeles gumshoe has stretched throughout some of the most fertile decades of American cinema, from Howard Hawks’ seductively cryptic “The Significant Sleep” (1946) to Robert Altman’s “The Extended Goodbye” (1973). Owning been performed by Humphrey Bogart, Dick Powell, Robert Mitchum and Elliot Gould, amid other individuals, he’s a lot less a character than a legacy to be passed down, like a cherished dim fedora.

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