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Director Lee Tamahori was an unfortunate choice for director since a cursory look at his credits (``Mulholland Falls,'' ``The Edge,'' ``Along Came a Spider'') reveals a distressingly flat filmmaker lacking the grace and panache that's needed to keep Bond light on his feet.
However, a cursory check of some of the Latin citations indicates a negligence which makes the reader uneasy.
Though played with Tourette charisma by Sean Harris, Curtis' seething demons are only examined in the most cursory fashion, his epilepsy presented as a mere stage affectation and his reasons for hanging himself not elucidated in the least.
And, of course, there are the cursory, shallowly rendered attempts to define the claustrophobic life underwater and the caricatures of the vodka- swilling, fatalistic Roo-skies.
We found the hiking information on the maps to be cursory and at times confusing - not the helpful detail common to publications produced by the National Park Service.
Because a video was part of the submission process, there was grousing among participants - off the record, naturally - that the series' producers were looking for someone telegenic, a complaint borne out by a cursory glimpse at the 10 finalists.