Film review

BILL PULLMAN (left) is a hoot as Daryl Zero, the world's greatest private investigator, a drop-out who subsists on tuna fish, tabs and amphetamines, pulling on reserves of wit and ingenuity when the time comes to crack a new case. In Zero Effect, a neat comedy from 22-year-old Jake Kasdan (son of Lawrence), Pullman, who has recently specialised in gruff-voiced "serious" roles (such as the US president in Independence Day), gets back to playing comedy. His performance is manic, even seething, yet brimming with compassion.

On general release

Pierce Brosnan has brought quite a lot of charm to the role of James Bond, keeping things just slightly ironic, while managing to convince as a pretty good hero as well. Goldeneye is the better of his two Bond films, with great stunts, plenty of pretty women and all the standard and well-loved 007 features, though Tomorrow Never Dies is quite good fun, too, if you like lots of chases and explosions.

NFT1 (0171-928 3232), London SE1. `Goldeneye' 6.10pm, `Tomorrow Never Dies', 8.40pm

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