—— As Above/So Below Aug 29
34% The November Man Aug 27
98% Starred Up Aug 27
81% The Congress Aug 29
69% Life Of Crime Aug 29

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92% Guardians of the Galaxy $17.2M
20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $16.7M
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18% When The Game Stands Tall $8.4M
34% The Expendables 3 $6.5M
32% The Giver $6.4M
45% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For $6.3M
65% The Hundred-Foot Journey $5.3M
20% Into The Storm $3.8M

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91% The Divide: Season 1
83% Extant: Season 1
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60% Tyrant: Season 1

Certified Fresh TV

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83% Extant: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
87% The Knick: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
89% Outlander: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

Running Scared Reviews

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June 27, 2013
It's a kind of buddy cop film where there'll be a sequel, but what makes this unique is that you get the feeling there is one when there isn't. It's good by its genre with many same traits, and funny with the help of Crystal. (B+)

(Full review coming soon)
February 22, 2014
A typical buddy cop movie starring Billy Crystal and Gregory Hines on their last mission to stop Jimmy Smits. It is pretty much par for the course for the genre, but it is still enjoyable and has a few good moments to prevent it from being too derivative.
February 8, 2014
During the '80's, buddy cop movies were all the rage and "Running Scared" was always one of my favorites due to its perfect mix of action and comedy. There's nothing even remotely special about the story, a spectacularly routine one about two cops trying to nab a rising drug lord in the Windy City, but the great chemistry between the two leads, smart dialogue and assured direction are what make this such a treat.

Billy Crystal seems an unlikely choice to play a street smart detective, but he's surprisingly good in the role and the relationship he has with co-star Gregory Hines is the real draw here. Their humor and one-liners are funny and fit in with the tone the picture maintains. It never feels jokey or too clever, and that makes up for the screenplay's other shortcomings which include a lot of police movie cliches. It even resorts to the girlfriend being kidnapped, resulting in a dopey exchange.

The plus with that is that it does give us the film's single best action sequence, a spectacular shoot-out in Chicago's State of Illinois Center. Peter Hyams is a reliable director when it comes to action films, and this is no exception. That scene and the various car and foot chases are well filmed and exciting. Couple that with the fine lead performances, clever dialogue and wonderfully '80's soundtrack, and it's easy to see why "Running Scared" is such an enjoyable movie. The energy level is high enough to help you overlook the simple plot and overused, predictable plot devices.
October 14, 2007
Relentlessly competent in a TBS Saturday afternoon kind of way.
December 13, 2013
Basically fell asleep
December 2, 2013
A great buddy cop duo with Hines and Crystal. This should have got sequels!!!
December 1, 2013
Despite its cliched plot, Running Scared is still fun end entertaining due to its charismatic leads.
Christopher S.
November 15, 2013
i wanted to like it, I tried to like it, I however could not fake it. Just couldnt bring myself to care.
June 30, 2013
Superior police partner dramedy with great back and forth between Billy Crystal and Gregory Hines, and a bang up chase scene.
June 19, 2013
Seems to be, what thoroughly enjoyable mainstream cinema was in the U. S..
May 26, 2008
Great buddy cop movie!
March 2, 2013
Probably the only Billy Crystal movie that is actually good. And it's one of my all time favorite movies. I never get tired of watching this one over and over again.
January 27, 2013
Fun with likeably funny characters and maintains your interest throughout. Plus 1986 cool was way cooler than what's cool today.
January 24, 2013
Witty buddy cops shoot em up 80's fare. Crystal and Hines are strange casting decisions for this type of movie but mostly they work well together and have some memorable lines concerning petite marshmallows.
December 17, 2012
Hilarious action comedy about two Chicago cops taking on a ruthless drug dealer. Billy Crystal and Gregory Hines make a great team. The one liners come fast and the action ever faster. One of the better cop movies from the 80's.

Ray: "Pointing a gun at a police officer. Can we waste them for that?"
Danny: "I think so."
August 31, 2012
One of the great buddy cop movies of all time. Well, all time might be pushing it a bit. But it's really good, and Billy Crystal is excellent in it. I only remembered this film because of the awful Paul Walker film of the same name released some years later.
August 27, 2012
What a piece of shit. I like just about everybody in it, but it tries too hard to be funny (which it's not) to be a true action comedy and it's not funny enough to be a good comedy. Hines and Crystal are probably the two least believably cops ever (except for Adam Sandler, maybe). True 80's entertainment...if you're actually entertained by it.
August 12, 2012
Always loved this flick. Forget about the story and focus on the chemistry between Crystal and Hines, who breeze through every 80s stereotype and buddy-cop cliche ever invented. Yes, it's an also-ran with Fletch/Beverly Hills Cop/Lethal Weapon, but it's also perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon rental.
August 11, 2012
A perfectly pleasant (if completely unoriginal) buddy cop movie whose success is entirely dependent upon the charm of the two leads.
Dave J
June 29, 2012
Friday, June 29, 2012

(1986) Running Scared

Comedy duo of Hines and Gregory Hines which is a toned down version of the Lethal Weapon movies, the "R" rated ones anyway since this is a PG movie, centering on going after drug lord which is an excuse to showcase unfunny comedy bits and some action sequences. The pass is basically for only "one" memorable sequence regarding an actual car riding on a subway terminal (which may have require some stunt driving) which I've never seen before for an action/comedy film.

2.5 out of 4
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