Slick, sure-footed entertainment, one part buddy comedy and one part police actioner stitched together with a dash of romance.
Between Lecce's illicit courtship and Reimers' consternation, there are some hearty laughs of a juvenile nature.
| Original Score: 4/5
Beats the Lethal Weapon movies at their own game.
| Original Score: 3/5
Dreyfuss and Estevez have true comedic chemistry.
Enough sophomoric jokes about sex to keep it pleasingly diverting.
| Original Score: B
The director uses the conventions of the action-comedy in so adroit a way that you may even forget the hundred other films you've seen lately about a couple of cops kidding around with each other in between battling the bad guys.
One of the better buddy films from the 1980's.
An adequately wacky cops-and-robbers caper. Sharp dialogue and good chemistry between the actors make up for its routine plot twists.
One of the best action comedy films to date. Estevez and Dreyfuss are the ultimate duo.
| Original Score: 6/8
| Original Score: 9/10
Dreyfuss and his style are the two best things in "Stakeout," a movie that consists of a good idea surrounded by a bad one.
| Original Score: 3/4
A mature human farce that values characters' foibles over their firearms.
You might want to stake out a theater near you.