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Renegades (1989)

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Release Date: Jun 2, 1989 Wide

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Director Jack Sholder followed his surprise sleeper hit The Hidden (1987) with this action drama that re-teamed Young Guns (1988) co-stars Kiefer Sutherland and Lou Diamond Phillips. Sutherland stars as Buster McHenry, a Philadelphia cop working undercover as a thief in the gang of wealthy, sadistic Marino (Rob Knepper). When the gang's heist of some diamonds goes awry, a few innocents are shot, and a valuable Native American spear is stolen landing Buster in bureaucratic hot water. Along comes

May 12, 1998

MCA Universal Home Video

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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.

August 26, 2009 Full Review Source: BrianOrndorf.com
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Yet another mismatched cop adventure.

April 17, 2005
eFilmCritic.com

Half-baked, forgettable action flick

May 30, 2003
Kalamazoo Gazette

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A forgotten action thriller from the 80's that is probably best forgotten. I'm sorry for bringing it up again really but I'll keep it short and to the point. It's a misguided mess that contains an incoherent story of bad cops, diamond heists, native Americans and general nonsense. It's never really clear who the bad guy is either because they're all nasty people, everyone kills at least one person each unlawfully and everyone breaks basic traffic laws. You only know who the real baddest of the bad guys is because he has slick hair and owns a horse. When the story starts to make no sense there is either a sudden car chase or a shoot out to draw your attention away from the painfully obvious fact that no one has any idea what they are doing.
March 17, 2014
SirPant

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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.
September 20, 2013
ajv2688

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Kiefer Sutherland and Lou Diamond Phillips are cool buddy in this action thriller film.
October 23, 2006
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