Renegades (1989)


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Movie Info

In this actioner an Anglo undercover policeman reluctantly joins forces with a Lakota Indian to solve a jewel theft and the theft of a sacred Lakota lance from a Native American art exhibit. The crimes were extremely violent and the two heroes know the criminals will stop at nothing to keep ahead of the law.

Rating: R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: David Rich
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 12, 1998
MCA Universal Home Video



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Critic Reviews for Renegades

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Drab and unconvincing, trying to manufacture car crashes and violent detours to keep in step with the action genre. Not a terrible film, but an oddly joyless one.

Full Review… | August 26, 2009

Yet another mismatched cop adventure.

April 17, 2005

Audience Reviews for Renegades


This movie has a good main cast, the story is good, and it has a lot of good action scenes. Why didn't I rate it higher? Mostly because it's a cheesy, forgettable buddy cop movie that jumped off of the Lethal Weapon wagon. It's just pretty good, it could have been better.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

Kiefer Sutherland and Lou Diamond Phillips are cool buddy in this action thriller film.

Dean McKenna

Super Reviewer

I am a big fan Kiefer Sutherland so of course I jumped at the opportunity of watching this movie starring the youthful Kiefer as a Philadelphia detective who infiltrates a high-powered gang of criminals to expose the corrupt cop they've bought off. Things get complicated when a Native American civilian is killed and a sacred Lakota Sioux spear is stolen by the mob leader following a jewel heist. The brother of the man (Lou Diamond Phillips) teams up with the cop, unwillingly at first, but differences are set aside when they realize they are after the same man. Robert Knepper malevolently hams it up as the vicious mobster Marino, who has little regard to innocent bystanders. Excellent macho performance by Kieffer Sutherland (although his bushy moustache was distracting) and Lou Diamond Phillips as well!

Deb S

Super Reviewer

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