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48 HRS Reviews

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August 26, 2014
Violence, profanity, racial epithets in dated '80s movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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.
August 6, 2003
This film never worked for me.
| Original Score: 2/5
July 31, 2002
Read More | 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
November 7, 2002
Director Walter Hill delivers rock-solid action every time he steps behind the lens, so enjoy this archetypal pairing not only for the adrenaline, but also for the energy and verve of Eddie Murphy in his youth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 15, 2003
48 Hrs. may seem panfully dated and more than a little familiar, but keep in mind that this one hit the screns in 1982 - back when a buddy/cop flick was actually a novel proposition.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
November 23, 2004
Ignited that whole anti-buddy genre.
| Original Score: 4/5
October 26, 2008
The perfect buddy-cop movie! Murphy and Nolte are awesome!
| Original Score: 4/5
January 14, 2003
Slick and easy-going, though it's aging badly.
| Original Score: 3/5
April 5, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 22, 2006
| 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
March 7, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
November 8, 2004
Enjoyably edgy romp
| Original Score: 3/5
November 19, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
February 17, 2011
It remains one of the better action-comedy buddy pictures you'll find.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
March 28, 2016
...a rather disappointing buddy comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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