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48 HRS Reviews

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March 28, 2016
...a rather disappointing buddy comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 26, 2014
Violence, profanity, racial epithets in dated '80s movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 6, 2011
A genuinely tetchy, risky race comedy
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 17, 2011
It remains one of the better action-comedy buddy pictures you'll find.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
July 6, 2010
One of the first buddy action movies, 48 Hrs. laid the ground work for the sub-genre that was at its best during the 1980's.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
June 6, 2009
Neither jokes nor fast, flashy action can completely distract audiences from the failure to establish an authentic, rather than a purely conventional connection between Nolte and Murphy.
October 26, 2008
The perfect buddy-cop movie! Murphy and Nolte are awesome!
| Original Score: 4/5
May 7, 2008
Fast-paced, frill-free action entertainment of the first order.
March 1, 2007
Although dated, there is a brute edginess to this popular slice of formula odd coupling.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 1, 2007
Hang on for the ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
March 1, 2007
All in all, a superior genre piece, if not the height of Hill's artistry.
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
A down-the-line thriller, plain, fast and efficient.
August 31, 2005
Stands with Midnight Run as one of the all-time great mismatched buddy movies.
| Original Score: 5/5
November 23, 2004
Ignited that whole anti-buddy genre.
| Original Score: 4/5
November 8, 2004
Enjoyably edgy romp
| Original Score: 3/5
October 23, 2004
The movie's story is nothing to write home about. It's pretty routine. What makes the movie special is how it's made. Nolte and Murphy are good, and their dialogue is good, too -- quirky and funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
August 30, 2004
[It] is more memorable for its characters than for its high style, more a series of energetic scenes than a collection of handsome imagery. It has life, ferocity and humor in place of icy, stylized elegance, and that seems more than a fair trade.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
August 6, 2003
This film never worked for me.
| Original Score: 2/5
March 18, 2003
Before Nolte was in Rehab, and Murphy was making movies like "Pluto Nash" (who can say which fate is worse?), the two got together for a pretty decent little buddy-cop movie
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
February 7, 2003
A streetwise, savage, hilarious film with an incredible debut by Eddie Murphy.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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