The Rookie (1990)
Average Rating: 4.9/10
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Packing years of experience and a .45 automatic, LAPD Detective Nick Pulovki figures he's got all the help he needs. He's also got all the help he doesn't need. His new partner is The Rookie. Director/star Clint Eastwood is Pulovski. Charlie Sheen is the by-the-book newcomer. Each reluctantly relies on the other to stop a killer-elite gang of auto thieves. Raul Julia, Sonia Braga, Lara Flynn Boyle and Tom Skerritt co-star with the most spectacular action sequences Eastwood has ever filmed (Dave
Dec 7, 1990 Wide
Sep 2, 2003
Warner Home Video
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There's even a scene in which Sheen's rich father screams, "I gave you everything you ever wanted!" To which he yells back, "You were never there for me!" Right out of Arthur Miller, isn't it?
Overlong, sadistic and stale even by the conventions of the buddy pic genre ...
Fails miserably to join the ranks of buddy cop classics like Lethal Weapon and 48 hours.
The film offers some disturbingly misogynist elements as well as a healthy dose of crushing violence. Still, those quibbles aside, this is a fun movie and a must-see for Eastwood fans.
...pretty disappointing for an Eastwood film, undoubtedly one of the low points of his directing career.
It's not necessarily bad, but it's crushingly routine, delivered without care, and with emphasis only on some expensive-looking chase scenes and stunts.
A good leave-your-brain-at-the-door-and-enjoy actioner
An entertaining buddy-cop movie with some exciting action sequences and some great lines. Eastwood and Sheen are an amusing odd couple.
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