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The Long Kiss Goodnight Reviews

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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

The surprise and also the disappointment of The Long Kiss Goodnight is much simpler, and less politically inflected: it's badly made, or too close to badly made.

Full Review Source: Nick's Flick Picks | Original Score: C

January 21, 2012
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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Frankly, if I had to see either Harlin-Davis movie again, I'd opt for the klutzy unpleasantness of Cutthroat Island over the efficient if equally stupid unpleasantness of this 1996 release.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

October 25, 2011
David Ansen
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The Long Kiss Goodnight is the fall's best summer movie.

Full Review Source: Newsweek

February 16, 2011


Hectic stuff with a spectacular finale.

Full Review Source: Film4 | Original Score: 3/5

February 16, 2011

TV Guide's Movie Guide

The kind of movie in which a dozen bad guys with an automatic weapon in each hand couldn't hit a lake if they were standing at the bottom of it, to steal the screenplay's best wiseacre remark.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2.5/4

February 16, 2011
Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
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Like the heroine, the movie has two personalities that smartly coexist.

Full Review Source: TIME Magazine

February 16, 2011
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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There's an excessive amount of excess -- a mind-numbing plurality of firearm battles, vehicular explosions and brutally frank sexual talk.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

February 16, 2011
Todd McCarthy
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"The Long Kiss Goodnight" has a jokey good time with its outlandish pyrotechnics and offbeat character interplay.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 27, 2009
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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The only saving graces are Davis's stripped-down, mean-as-a-wildcat portrayal of the Uzi-toting Charly, and Jackson's engagingly ineffectual turn.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

I like The Long Kiss Goodnight. I thought it was a lot of fun, and the dialogue was funny and didn't make me wince in pain.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3/4

May 26, 2006
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

This is pretty standard action hero stuff, with the exception of having Gena Davis take on the traditional male role. And she's not bad!

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews

April 9, 2005
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

He's a hack, but I love Renny Harlin!

| Original Score: 4/5

November 2, 2004
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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Mr. Black's screenplay is mean-spirited, but it earns its keep with sharp, sarcastic dialogue and ingenious ways of setting up this story.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3/5

August 30, 2004

underrated action in drag

| Original Score: 3/5

October 8, 2003
Fred Topel

Solid action movie. Davis kicks ass, Jackson is in his usual form. Could have used more family implications, but does okay.

| Original Score: 3/5

July 14, 2003
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

Lots of action, bullets, blood and explosions with a little comedy. Nothing fancy.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: 3/4

March 16, 2003
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

The logic of the next scene is never as important to Harlin as the size of the next explosive charge.

Full Review | Original Score: 1/4

August 30, 2002
Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
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With square-jawed grimaces and big guns, Geena Davis could be a convincing two-fisted bullet-spraying action hero -- if only she had a convincing movie in which to be one.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

June 18, 2002
Christine James
Boxoffice Magazine

As an actioner with the requisite amounts of humor and heart, "The Long Kiss Goodnight" is a lot of fun.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine

June 5, 2002
Leslie Rigoulot
Film Scouts

If you like action movies, this one satisfies.

Full Review Source: Film Scouts

April 17, 2002
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