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Hudson Hawk (1991)

tomatometer

20

Average Rating: 2.5/10
Critic Reviews: 5
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 4

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57

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Average Rating: 2.9/5
User Ratings: 43,827

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Movie Info

Michael Lehmann directed this post-modernist hash of To Catch a Thief and The Naked Gun starring Bruce Willis as Hudson Hawk, a cat burglar who wants to go straight, but the circumstances won't allow it. The story begins in a pre-credit sequence that takes place in the renaissance. Leonardo Da Vinci (Stefano Molinari) is rushing through his Mona Lisa painting to work on his latest invention -- a machine to turn lead into bronze. But Da Vinci makes a mistake and, instead of bronze, the machine

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Action & Adventure, Comedy

Bruce Willis, Robert Kraft

Mar 16, 1999

TriStar Pictures

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All Critics (37) | Top Critics (9) | Fresh (8) | Rotten (25) | DVD (10)

This unspeakably awful can make an audience a little crazy. You want to throw things, yell at the actors, beg them to stop.

May 12, 2001
Rolling Stone
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To say this megamillion Bruce Willis vehicle doesn't fly is understatement in the extreme.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post
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A crafty satire, but with a swashbuckling soul.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post
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There was a brief time when a new Michael Lehmann film meant something positive. I know, hard to believe.

May 24, 2011 Full Review Source: BrianOrndorf.com
BrianOrndorf.com

A delightfully outlandish vanity film, capable of eliciting giggles, groans, guffaws, and gagging frequently in the same fanciful instant.

November 13, 2007 Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com
DVDTalk.com

so implausible and so over the top that it lets inconsistency roll off like water on a duck's back

May 23, 2006 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

Vanity projects don't get much worse than this.

February 16, 2006
FulvueDrive-in.com

Go back to Moonlighting Bruno

March 11, 2005
Moviehole

Double-barreled misfire

October 24, 2004

A fantastic action-comedy. Great heist scenes, fun slapstick tone and musical action scenes! A true original that should be more appreciated.

July 14, 2003 | Comment (1)
About.com

The film reaches a point where the story grows secondary, almost irrelevant.

November 6, 2002 Full Review Source: CinemaBlend.com
CinemaBlend.com

Not as bad as claimed, but pretty damn bad

August 7, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Admirably insane. It's bad, but it's not all THAT bad -- and it's actually quite entertaining in a "What the HECK...?" sort of way.

July 26, 2002
eFilmCritic.com

You know where a film's heading when it manages to poke fun at Asians, the handicapped, and overweight people all within the first five minutes.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews
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The plot is convoluted, the characters are silly and the ancient jokes, puns and sight gags are so low they make the Three Stooges seem sophisticated.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Audience Reviews for Hudson Hawk

An outrageously entertaining and incredibly silly adventure filled with big laughs, action and charm. A wonderfully enjoyable and inventive comedy that you cant resist. Bruce Willis is fantastic, he is a real blast of humor, style, charm and great talent that he just had to show off in this film, especially in his scenes with Andi MacDowell and Danny Aiello. This movie is sheer comic gold that I don't think has been seen since the days of Pete Selllars.
March 4, 2014
allan913

Super Reviewer

The hate this movie gets is insane, just a circle-jerk of critics mostly. Is dumb but has plenty of fun moments. Sandra Bernhard and Richard Grant as villians? That alone makes this work, bad jokes and Bruce Willis singing included.
November 7, 2009
DragonEyeMorrison
Tsubaki Sanjuro

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It?s really not that bad! Bit stupid sure, but good clean fun!
September 24, 2009
SirPant

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This isn't a guilty pleasure of mine, cause I have no shame in saying that this is an awesome, underrated, overlooked, and in my book, classic Bruce Willis film. Definitely one of the more underrated films I know of, period, and have seen in awhile. The critics and most people are stupid for downing this one. I find it very funny and fun to watch, with plenty of classic scenes and team action.
September 14, 2009
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