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Backtrack Reviews

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Super Reviewer
May 12, 2016
Just terrible nonsensical garbage that somehow managed to attract a decent cast, most of whom give terrible performances.
½ March 14, 2016
Lousy and verging on amateurish. Everyone in the film is Acting with a capital A. I was really surprised that any work featuring Foster would be so bad, but it was. The 24% rating by audience is about right.
September 30, 2015
This is a glorious mess of a movie! Uncredited performances by Pesci, Dylan and much more, over the top in all respects. Hopper must have been completely insane when he made this.
½ December 8, 2014
dumb as hell. woman witnesses mob hit, falls in love with hitman sent to ice her.
June 5, 2012
Amazing cast but weak on so many levels, so much so Hopper disowned the cut that was released. That said it is worth a look for the cast, but Hopper's New Jersey accented hitman is so lame, the plot is so weak it plays like a TV movie, Price is so underused and the Foster/Hopper relationship so unbelievable that this is an unfortunate turkey.
February 17, 2012
Pretty goofy movie that has an amazing cast (Jodie Foster! Dennis Hopper! John Turturro! Vincent Price! etc) about an LCD artist (don't ask) who has a hit placed on her, but the hitman falls in love with her, and soon, so does she! Dennis Hopper directs, and you know what that means.. Yeah, this just goes ALL over the place. But somewhat fun as you want to see what else this film has up it's sleeves (like John Turturro as Barton Fink as hitman!)
June 8, 2011
"Une trop belle cible"
November 4, 2010
Enjoyable but flawed by continuity. Dennis Hopper and Jodie Foster are a strange duo. Worth renting.
Super Reviewer
½ August 18, 2010
Well this film has a hell of a cast, these old films always seem to and its a pretty good film too. Its starts kinda slow and you get the feeling of dread that this will be really dull but after Charlie Sheen bites the dust and Dennis Hopper the hitman comes along it does start to move. Foster looks cute n sexy as the girl on the run and Pesci, Stockwell and Turturro are good as the mobsters after her blood (all led by Vincent Price as the mob chief I might add), its not too original, rather predictable (witness to mob hit goes on the run) but the cast are really good and keep you interested. Its not a serious bloody film but more of a road movie with some Humorous moments and a twist love plot too, the most important thing being you want the two leads to escape and live happily ever after :) the film draws you in.
July 20, 2010
what a waste of a great cast
June 23, 2010
August 20, 2009
Super cheesey but I kind of really liked this when I saw it.
Super Reviewer
March 28, 2009
No thankyou - Not interested
Super Reviewer
March 6, 2009
Really well paced and enjoyable thriller.Hopper at his usual baddy best.
February 19, 2009
What is it with Dennis Hopper movies and saxophones? Why does he think people want to see him with saxophones? Movies don't get as bad as this. If this movie had a B-list cast, it would have been okay, but we're talking about Hopper, Jodie Foster, Charlie Sheen, Vincent Price, Joe Pesci (who had the brains to remove his name from the credits), Vincent Price, Dean Stockwell, a brief role by Catherine Keener, John Turtorro and even Bob Dylan. It's like a mafia movie of The Cannonball Run. The plot, or lack of it, involves Foster as an artist who does nothing more than write phrases on those message boards that were popular in the 1980's. She witnesses a mob murder and runs from both the authorities and the mob, who can't seem to find here, even though he does nothing to stay hidden. Finally, Hopper's character catches her and falls in love with her and makes her do weird sexual things and buys her snowball cupcakes by the dozen and there's some ending in a power plant or factory. Anywhere, Hopper and Foster are wearing radiation suits. Anyway, it doesn't matter, because none of this movie makes sense. Hopper who directed this movie had his name taken off when it was called Catchfire and Alan Smithee was added. Then, Hopper re-edited it and made it longer or shorter and called it Backtrack. Whatever it is called, it is horrible.
October 19, 2008
Supposed to be very odd.
½ August 23, 2008
How could so many of my favorite actors turn out such a horrible piece of drek?

Granted, I enjoyed watching it, and Jodies Foster is major eye candy here, but the only thing worse than the writing is the acting!!!
½ July 17, 2008
Dennis Hopper is fab in this film - he's just so darn cool! Luv the sax playing... oh & the scene with the goat - was it a goat or a sheep? It's been a while - might watch it this weekend
½ May 22, 2008
Entertaining...not great, but watch it for the cast: Hopper &Foster with Vincent Price, Dean Stockwell, Joe Pesci, John Turtorro, Fred Ward and yes Bob Dylan -- see if you can see him!!! Sit back+relax for 102 minutes; it's better than what's on tv.
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