After all these years, the Warren Beatty flick Dick Tracy (1990) still offers a good time, even though the necessary action has been palpably upstaged by a host of B movies and TV shows.  Tracy‘s value lies in multicolored art design more luminous than any comic strip panel and in the zany makeup for ugly mobsters and in much of the movie’s humor.  Kudos to screenwriters Jim Cash and Jack Epps Jr. for that humor—and not, of course, for the hokey tale.  Kudos to Beatty, who stars as Dick Tracy and directs a delightful cast, notwithstanding he can do nothing with Madonna.

Dick Tracy (1990 film)

Dick Tracy (1990 film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)