The Rookie Reviews

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TV Guide's Movie Guide
May 27, 2014
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Clint Morris
Moviehole
September 5, 2008
A good leave-your-brain-at-the-door-and-enjoy actioner
| Original Score: 3/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
March 21, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
January 24, 2006
An entertaining buddy-cop movie with some exciting action sequences and some great lines. Eastwood and Sheen are an amusing odd couple.
| Original Score: 3/4

Empire Magazine
May 27, 2014
Fails miserably to join the ranks of buddy cop classics like Lethal Weapon and 48 hours.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 27, 2014
It's all meant in good fun, but it isn't. It's tired.
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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
May 27, 2014
[A] depressingly familiar mismatched cop adventure ...
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
May 27, 2014
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?
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Variety Staff
Variety
May 27, 2014
Overlong, sadistic and stale even by the conventions of the buddy pic genre ...
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
June 7, 2010
The one in which Clint Eastwood gets raped... [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
May 26, 2010
...pretty disappointing for an Eastwood film, undoubtedly one of the low points of his directing career.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
February 19, 2010
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.
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