Lightning Jack (1994)
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In this humorous Western, Aussie Paul Hogan plays a cowboy running from the law. Lightning Jack Kane is a member of the notorious Younger Brother gang. He is the only member to survive their last shoot-out. Fortunately, he was only a minor member of the gang and escapes notice. Jack decides to rob a bank. He gets away with a small amount of cash and a mute, Ben, as a hostage. Unfortunately for Jack, Ben wants to be an outlaw so Jack is stuck with him. Eventually the two become grudging friends.
Mar 11, 1994 Wide
Aug 7, 2001
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A good-natured, if laconic, oater that rides along nicely on the screen persona of writer/actor Paul Hogan.
The film has no internal comic rhythm to match its faltering sense of humor. Much of the time, it plods along like a mediocre conventional western.
Lightning Jack feels like a film you might stumble across late at night on the USA Network.
It's impossible to dislike Paul Hogan, and almost as hard to like his movies. They're as goodhearted as they are simple-minded.
Hogan should hang up his spurs until a truly original impulse comes along.
Politically incorrect jokes (endlessly) about hearing impaired (Gooding) make for tasteless flick.
The relationship between Ben and Jack never really develops any warmth or resonance, mainly because it seems never to have been thought through.
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