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There didn't seem to be anything special in the unraveling of the murder plots in The Dead Pool, but for what it lacked in suspense, Dirty Harry and company made up in talent and wit.
Violent '80s cop drama with blood and drugs.
It probably wasn't wise for the filmmakers to end Dirty Harry's reign with Eastwood uttering a post-killing line more suited for Stallone or Schwarzenegger, but from an entertainment standpoint, The Dead Pool doesn't leave one **** outta luck.
Feels like one of the lesser exciting Harry Callahan that doesn't exactly send the character with much of an explosive sign off.
Tired formula with Eastwood making an unispired return as Dirty Harry Callahan. patrica Clarkson is a welcome presence.
The fifth, last, and possibly most perfunctory and boring Dirty Harry movie, except for a hilarious chase scene involving an explosive toy car.
The fifth and least of the Dirty Harry movies is still watchable, but lacks the edge of Harry's earlier adventures.
Not Dirty Harry's best, but entertaining enough
The worst of the Harry pictures, still worth watching, just for the remote control car chase.
The DIRTY HARRY franchise is showing its stretch marks with this tired installment, but at least Sondra Locke is nowhere near it.
Dirty Harry exits with a flourish in the most entertaining entry of the series. Watch for Jim Carrey and Liam Neeson in early roles.
A fine Dirty Harry film that features one of the best car chases of all time. And keep your eyes peeled for Jim Carrey's imitation of Axl Rose.
Another awesome sequel to the series. A stylish, gritty, exciting and exhilarating action-thriller. Just as good as the original, it packs wit and cleverness. A fun, fast, furious and adrenaline-pumping action-packed thrill-machine that kicks ass. A hard-boiled action flick that explodes with suspense and humor.
This is the fifth, and probably/hopefully/more than likely final entry in the long running Dirty Harry series. And it is a pretty decent swan song.
After years of bringing a certain style of justice to the mean streets of San Francisco, "Dirty" Harry Callahan has finally become a sort of local legend of sorts. His level of fame however comes with a consequence, as he finds himself on a celebrity dead pool list, wherein people place bets on when celebrities in certain high risk professions will die.
Matters are only made worse when the people on the list of schlocky horror
director Peter Swan actually start to die, with Swan being the primary suspect, and Harry being damn near the next victim.
I miss the days of heavy subtext that was really well done in the films of this series, but even though this film tries to make some sort of comment on the role of media and that sort of thing, I found myself really content to just sit back and watch Harry do what he does best, even if the film does have some rather silly moments at times, namely the Bullitt spoofing car chase involving an explosive RC car.
The film might be kinda silly ,but it is a lot of fun, and definitely a solid attempt to put the series into the context of the state of cop movies at the time. As a nice bonus, besides Eastwood delivering as usual, we get early appearances from Liam Neeson as Swan, Patricia Clarkson as a determined reporter, James "Jim" Carrey as an ill-fated rock star, and cameos from various members of Guns 'N Roses. The performances are fine, the action is okay, and the film movies at a decent pace.
It's not really a wonderful movie, but it's a decent end to the series, and does an alright job of picking the series up from the unfortunate low spot left by the previous film, which I found to be just really boring, albeit well intended.
Definitely see this if you're a completist, or just in the mood for a standard Eastwood cop drama and also want some levity as well.
Unless you happen to be a fan of the franchise, there's little less reason to sit through this one. Even if you are one, you may end up feeling really let down by the grand finale of the series.
After 17 years, Harry is finally getting his 15 minutes of fame, having gained a celebrity status for putting a publicly despised crime-lord behind the bars. With everyone around admiring him, Harry does'nt get too many opportunities to be his usual exploding anti-bureaucratic self. Movie is stuffed with cardboard characters and some stupid pop culture elements that just does'nt go along with the legacy of the series.
Movie really hits rock bottom with a desperate attempt to frame a new Dirty Harry expression, which goes - "You're sh** out of luck".
Obviously it's no match for a "Well..do you, Punk?" or "Go Ahead, Make My Day".
I've been a fan of the Dirty Harry Films since watching the first film. I think These films are some of the best action films in the genre. They're bold, thrilling and exciting. Not to mention that Clint Eastwood plays the lead. Totally bad ass franchise. But in regards to the sequels to the original film, all of them have been entertaining and delivered everything you'd expect from a Dirty Harry film. The Final entry in the series, The Dead Pool is not as solid as the other sequels, and for me at least is the weaker entry in the series. Despite this, I do think that The Dead Pool is a good enough final to the series. But it does lack the power and intensity of some of the previous entries. Detective Harry Callahan investigates a string of murders that seem to appear on a death list planned out by a criminal who wishes to murder celebrities, and Dirty Harry is one of the contestants in the morbid game. The film does have a few good things going for it, but the fact of the matter is, by the fifth entry, it's clear that the producers were scrapping the bottom of the barrel for ideas. The RC car chase was intense, though silly, but still good, and another thing that struck me was Jim Carrey's small but amusing role as a drug addled rockstar. The film does manage to have all the signatures of a Dirty Harry film, but unfortunately it feels repetitive. Good film, nothing great and with that said, Dirty Harry should've hung his 44 Magnum after the previous film.
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