Pink Cadillac (1989)
Average Rating: 3.9/10
Reviews Counted: 18
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 15
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Average Rating: 4.4/10
Critic Reviews: 5
Fresh: 2 | Rotten: 3
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Average Rating: 2.8/5
User Ratings: 9,130
For his third film as a director and his third film directing Clint Eastwood, stunt-man Buddy Van Horn helmed this action comedy involving a skip tracer, some neo-nazis, and the titular vehicle. Eastwood stars as Tommy Nowak, a bounty hunter with a knack for catching bail-skippers with an array of costumes and characters. After he captures a young woman (Bernadette Peters), he suddenly finds himself between the woman's good-for-nothing husband and his white supremacist cohorts and the wads of
May 26, 1989 Wide
Sep 2, 2003
Warner Home Video
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As a deeply personal work about free-floating existential identities, this 1989 film has the kind of grit and feeling that few action comedies can muster, with Eastwood and Peters interesting and unpredictable throughout.
It is the laziest sort of action comedy, with lumbering chase scenes, a dull-witted script and the charmless pairing of Mr. Eastwood and Bernadette Peters.
An overlong, undercooked action comedy made out of retooled parts from other film vehicles.
There's little that's new in the material, and nobody seems to have asked whether the emotional charge of blatant racism belongs in a lightweight story like this -- even if the racists are the villains.
While the script stumbles beyond a comforting sense of reality (white supremacists?), Pink Cadillac maintains a certain hospitable, emphatically dim-witted appeal.
Pink Cadillac is rich in character, containing some of the most heartfelt and engaging moments in an Eastwood film.
Painless but dumb chase flick
Pretty forgettable Eastwood runs out of gas.
Too violent for a comedy and without the insights that could have turned this into a charmer, Pink Cadillac never gels, and Eastwood struggles to make his rough bounty hunter with a heart of gold at all convincing.
Audience Reviews for Pink Cadillac
- Buddy: Hey! I asked you a question!
- Tommy Nowak: And I didn't give ya an answer.
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