Starring Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Joan Collins, Peter Sellers, Dorothy Lamour, Dean Martin, Robert Morley
(7-Very Good Film)
Fun. Witty. Free-wheeling.
Zaniness, gags, and meta humor abound as Hope and Crosby (both long in the tooth) get roped into a world domination plot that brings them to Hong Kong. The last in the Road to… series maintains all of the humor and fun of the previous movies. Bob Hope has at least a dozen clever one-liners, the songs are catchy, and I really enjoy the exotic locales. Naturally there’s plenty here in terms of cultural representations that is outdated. (Whites playing Asians or Indians mainly.) Peter Sellers is hilarious though as a shady Indian doctor.
-Walter Tyrone Howard-