Daniel Craig and Hugh Jackman emerged unscathed but "A Steady Rain" wasn't as lucky.
The two megastars opened on Broadway Tuesday to mostly positive notices in Keith Huff's two-character police drama, with many of the critics more critical of the play than the performers.
The AP said, "... while both men, particularly Craig, acquit themselves well, they can't turn the 90-minute evening into anything more than a chance to see two big-time movie stars emoting up close in a pulpy, plot-heavy entertainment."
The New York Times said "Big names, little show. 'A Steady Rain' ... is probably best regarded as a small, wobbly pedestal on which two gods of the screen may stand in order to be worshipped."