Stakeout Reviews

  • Jun 10, 2020

    A buddy cop movie done right. This isn't Lethal Weapon, but it's damn entertaining all the same, thanks to wonderful performances by Richard Dreyfuss and Emilio Estevez.

    A buddy cop movie done right. This isn't Lethal Weapon, but it's damn entertaining all the same, thanks to wonderful performances by Richard Dreyfuss and Emilio Estevez.

  • May 17, 2020

    Nothing like a comedy about the police routinely violating the privacy rights of citizens and being creepy stalkers, all with a smile on their face. It is amazing what passed for politically correct in the late 80's. Tough to buy Richard Dryfus as the romantic lead, and the "jokes" really aren't that funny. As for the fugitive apprehension aspect of the movie, it is merely the scaffolding around which this lame romantic comedy is structured. Not worth the time.

    Nothing like a comedy about the police routinely violating the privacy rights of citizens and being creepy stalkers, all with a smile on their face. It is amazing what passed for politically correct in the late 80's. Tough to buy Richard Dryfus as the romantic lead, and the "jokes" really aren't that funny. As for the fugitive apprehension aspect of the movie, it is merely the scaffolding around which this lame romantic comedy is structured. Not worth the time.

  • Sep 24, 2019

    Solid enough buddy-cop action comedy. No doubt that Dreyfuss and Estevez carry the film with their charming dynamic and chemistry. Some decent laughs and chuckles abound as well as the occasional misfire. It's not very action heavy either but overall it's entertaining enough but not groundbreaking.

    Solid enough buddy-cop action comedy. No doubt that Dreyfuss and Estevez carry the film with their charming dynamic and chemistry. Some decent laughs and chuckles abound as well as the occasional misfire. It's not very action heavy either but overall it's entertaining enough but not groundbreaking.

  • Sep 23, 2019

    Wish movies today were as good as this

    Wish movies today were as good as this

  • Jul 02, 2019

    It's hard to say what's more off-putting about the movie, its voyeuristic misogyny and uncritical reification of the male gaze, or the oh-so-80s mustaches hiding half the characters' upper lips.

    It's hard to say what's more off-putting about the movie, its voyeuristic misogyny and uncritical reification of the male gaze, or the oh-so-80s mustaches hiding half the characters' upper lips.

  • Sep 26, 2018

    Stakeout's story concerns two cops who are assigned to observe a convict's ex-girlfriend but things get complicated soon enough. Featuring some sequences including a chase through a fish market and some great Vancouver scenery this is a good, albeilt not great late 80s film. Many even back then thought of this as something of a poor man's lethal weapon. But this is a good overall film and the chemistry between Dreyfuss and Estevez is quite good.

    Stakeout's story concerns two cops who are assigned to observe a convict's ex-girlfriend but things get complicated soon enough. Featuring some sequences including a chase through a fish market and some great Vancouver scenery this is a good, albeilt not great late 80s film. Many even back then thought of this as something of a poor man's lethal weapon. But this is a good overall film and the chemistry between Dreyfuss and Estevez is quite good.

  • Sep 17, 2018

    The story concerns two cops who are assigned to observe a convict's ex-girlfriend but things get complicated soon enough. Featuring some sequences including a chase through a fish market and some great Vancouver scenery this is a good, albeilt not great late 80s film. Many even back then thought of this as something of a poor man's lethal weapon. But this is a good overall film and the chemistry between Dreyfuss and Estevez is quite good.

    The story concerns two cops who are assigned to observe a convict's ex-girlfriend but things get complicated soon enough. Featuring some sequences including a chase through a fish market and some great Vancouver scenery this is a good, albeilt not great late 80s film. Many even back then thought of this as something of a poor man's lethal weapon. But this is a good overall film and the chemistry between Dreyfuss and Estevez is quite good.

  • Sep 17, 2018

    Starring Richard Dreyfuss and Emileo Esteves

    Starring Richard Dreyfuss and Emileo Esteves

  • Sep 15, 2018

    He best buddy cop film! A+

    He best buddy cop film! A+

  • Aug 23, 2018

    Stakeout is a good film which launched a sequel starring the buddy cop duo of Emilio Estevez and Richard Dreyfuss. The story concerns these two cops who are assigned to observe a convict's ex-girlfriend but things get complicated soon enough. Featuring some sequences including a chase through a fish market and some great Vancouver scenery this is a good, albeilt not great late 80s film. Many even back then thought of this as something of a poor man's lethal weapon. But this is a good overall film and the chemistry between Dreyfuss and Estevez is quite good.

    Stakeout is a good film which launched a sequel starring the buddy cop duo of Emilio Estevez and Richard Dreyfuss. The story concerns these two cops who are assigned to observe a convict's ex-girlfriend but things get complicated soon enough. Featuring some sequences including a chase through a fish market and some great Vancouver scenery this is a good, albeilt not great late 80s film. Many even back then thought of this as something of a poor man's lethal weapon. But this is a good overall film and the chemistry between Dreyfuss and Estevez is quite good.