MAD DOG AND GLORY is an edgy romantic drama that never quite jells, but has enough moments of humor and/or charm to make it worth seeing.
The most intriguing aspect of this story--about a shy cop who is "given" a young woman for a week as a reward for saving a mobster's life--is the reverse casting. Robert De Niro, celebrated for a string of violent, volatile types in films from TAXI DRIVER to CAPE FEAR, plays the timid,
ineffectual cop; Bill Murray, not exactly known for his hard-man roles, plays the mafioso--albeit a wise-cracking mafioso who moonlights as a stand-up comic. In a slightly more predictable assignment, Uma Thurman plays the lovely young barmaid ...