Tango & Cash Reviews

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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
June 11, 2014
The jokes seem lame and the rivalry fraudulent, as the two boys play with their big guns.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
June 11, 2014
The film looks like the sort of queasy fever dream that might be produced by sitting through an entire Orson Welles film festival while eating pepperoni pizzas.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
June 11, 2014
Tango and Cash is a loud, violent, badly written, rather boring cookie-cutter cop picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer
June 11, 2014
Both men think that the best way to deliver the right to remain silent to the usual suspects is via a right hook.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Michael Wilmington
Los Angeles Times
June 11, 2014
Tango and Cash is a waste of talent and energy on all levels: unworthy of Konchalovsky, unworthy also of Stallone, Russell and every superior technical credit on the film.
Roger Hurlburt
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
June 11, 2014
This form of self-conscious action filmmaking is smeared over both Stallone and Russell. They mug mercilessly (none too well) and, of course, they rely on plenty of bang and firepower to disguise a sour and often nasty script.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
John Ferguson
Radio Times
June 11, 2014
The result is great, brainless fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Henry Sheehan
Chicago Reader
June 11, 2014
The ostensible humor here is of the macho one-liner variety, and much of it falls flat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
May 24, 2009
A bizarrely appealing movie, Tango & Cash is the essence of camp: it's bad and knows it's bad, so therefore, it's...good? [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

TV Guide's Movie Guide
May 6, 2008
A very smart 'dumb' movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kirsty McNeill
Empire Magazine
May 6, 2008
Stallone and Russell play well off each other, and with Palance lurking in the background, this buddy-breakout never loses its way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Variety Staff
Variety
May 6, 2008
A mindless buddy cop pic, loaded with nonstop action that's played mostly for laughs and delivers too few of them.
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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
February 9, 2006
What makes this shoot-'em-up nonsense surprisingly watchable is Randy Feldman's rapid-fire dialogue, which constantly undercuts the macho posturings while parodying Stallone's screen image.
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 6, 2005
Full of stupid A-Team-style action. A forerunner of today's braindead action films.
| Original Score: 1/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
September 16, 2005
An awful, smug, monster truck of a movie.
| Original Score: 0/5
Clint Morris
Moviehole
May 12, 2005
A fun, frantic two-hander
| Original Score: 3/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
August 20, 2004
A much tighter and harder-hitting action flick than you might expect.
| Original Score: 4/5
James O'Ehley
Movie Gurus
May 31, 2004
Think 'Lethal Weapon' in the closet . . .
Oz
Hollywood Bitchslap
October 6, 2003
Is schlock spelled with an 'S-C-H' or a simple 'S-H'?
| Original Score: 2/5
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
May 27, 2003
A boisterous and banal buddy-buddy formula that arbitrarily pairs Stallone and Russell in tiresome banter
| Original Score: 2/5
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