Running Scared Reviews

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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
May 27, 2014
"Running Scared" tries to be a light comedy in a violent, comic-book world. That's a difficult juggling act, and director Peter Hyams doesn't pull it off.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
May 27, 2014
A functional 1986 actioner about two wisecracking Chicago cops (Gregory Hines and Billy Crystal) and their vendetta against a Latino crime lord (Jimmy Smits).
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Variety Staff
Variety
May 27, 2014
No more original or eventful than an average police TV show, so it must sink or swim on the moment-by-moment cleverness of the dialog and the behavioral talents of Hines and Crystal. Fortunately, these elements prove formidable.
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Steve Goldman
Time Out
June 24, 2006
Crystal and Hines do flavour the film with genuine warmth, and despite some cheap gags, work well together to produce some truly funny moments.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Another, thoroughly depressing demonstration of the extent to which television now dictates the style and the manners of so many of the movies we see in theaters.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
This genre is so overpopulated that it hardly seems like we need one more example, and yet "Running Scared" transcends its dreary roots and turns out to be a lot of fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4