Notebook Reviews: MAD DOG AND GLORY

3 out of 5 stars

John McNaughton – 1993.

John McNaughton’s Mad Dog And Glory is an interesting comedy-drama starring Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman, and Bill Murray.

McNaughton’s film is so fascinating because of its casting – De Niro and Murray are playing against type – De Niro is the meek cop (the ironically names Mad Dog), while Murray plays the bullish gangster. Uma Thurman does good stuff as Glory, the woman caught up in a strange love triangle between the two men. Meanwhile, David Caruso is also very good in a supporting role as De Niro’s partner. 

Mad Dog and Glory is a real character piece, with good performances and a wonderful sense of tone. It’s no blockbuster, but it works because of its simplicity.