The Rookie Reviews
Just before 'Unforgiven' re-established the great star's legacy, he was peddling sub-Dirty Harry daftness like this 1990 effort.
It's on this list for a variety of dubious set-pieces. Sheenie's insufferable bar-room brawl antics and the chalk and cheese duo flying out of an exploding building in a black Mercedes add to the general silliness, but the biscuit is well and truly taken in a preposterous scene where Clint, captured by the baddies, is 'raped' by Brazilian henchwoman Sonia Braga.
The story is plausible in some places and too dumb in others, but the stunts carry it. Its basically a coming-of-age tale and a standard crime-doesn't-pay tale mostly memorable for the action. The whole "you were never there for me dad" guilt trip over the dead brother subplot was not necessary, but I bought it. I recommend it for Eastwood fans or strictly as an escapst action flick.
Lastly, notice Roberta Vasquez at the end as Sheen's new partner. She's a former LAPD officer and Playboy Playmate.
Both Charlie Sheen & Clint gave good performances but the story was a little cliche and lacked the impact & freshness Clint's films usually had.
I guess in any great directors career there will always be lesser works...so good action & stunts but unmemorable story.