True, one of the greatest. Holds its own so many years later.
Heston is the cop investigating the murder of an executive of the company that produces the titular synthetic food on which everyone now depends for survival; Robinson, wonderful in his final role, is his pal, savouring memories of earlier, better times as he nears death. Good, solid stuff, assembled efficiently enough to be pretty persuasive.
Written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, the screenwriting team behind “The Hangover,” and directed by Rob Minkoff, whose credits include “The Lion King” and “Stuart Little,” “Flypaper” has enough twists and surprises to remain interesting in a closed-room, Agatha Christie kind of way. But it’s never quite as clever or as hip as it thinks it is.