The Dead Pool (1988)
Average Rating: 5.6/10
Reviews Counted: 27
Fresh: 14 | Rotten: 13
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The Dead Pool is the fifth and (thus far) the last of Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry movies. A sports pool is placing bets on which famous person will die next. Suddenly a serial killer who preys upon celebrities enters the scene, radically (and perhaps deliberately) changing the odds in the pool. As a celebrity of sorts, maverick cop Dirty Harry Callahan becomes a target of the killer, as does high-profile TV journalist Patricia Clarkson. Surprises are at a minimum in The Dead Pool; the film gets
Jul 13, 1988 Wide
Nov 20, 2001
Warner Home Video
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Feels like one of the lesser exciting Harry Callahan that doesn't exactly send the character with much of an explosive sign off.
Tired formula with Eastwood making an unispired return as Dirty Harry Callahan. patrica Clarkson is a welcome presence.
The fifth, last, and possibly most perfunctory and boring Dirty Harry movie, except for a hilarious chase scene involving an explosive toy car.
The fifth and least of the Dirty Harry movies is still watchable, but lacks the edge of Harry's earlier adventures.
Not Dirty Harry's best, but entertaining enough
The worst of the Harry pictures, still worth watching, just for the remote control car chase.
The DIRTY HARRY franchise is showing its stretch marks with this tired installment, but at least Sondra Locke is nowhere near it.
Dirty Harry exits with a flourish in the most entertaining entry of the series. Watch for Jim Carrey and Liam Neeson in early roles.
A fine Dirty Harry film that features one of the best car chases of all time. And keep your eyes peeled for Jim Carrey's imitation of Axl Rose.
The Dirty Harry machine was obviously winding down, but this fifth adventure still has some energy.
Of all the Dirty Harry pictures, this one has the strongest supporting cast.
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- Harry Callahan: If you want to play the game you better know the rules, love.
- Harry Callahan: When you kill a man you take away everything he has, even his shoes.
- Harry Callahan: Well, opinions are like assholes. Everybody has one.
- Peter Swan: You're blowing this out of all proportion.
- Harry Callahan: You forgot your fortune cookie. It says you're s--t of luck.
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