The Dead Pool Reviews

  • Sep 29, 2019

    The villain didn't have as much depth as the ones in the previous installments. But overall this is a satisfying conclusion to the series.

    The villain didn't have as much depth as the ones in the previous installments. But overall this is a satisfying conclusion to the series.

  • Aug 23, 2019

    Not to be confused with Deadpool (2016), this fifth and final installment in the Dirty Harry series is lackluster at best. It forgets to be exciting and instead muddles through the plot just to get to the end. A few simple action scenes and lots of tired hard-boiled detective beats make this movie old hat, even for the era in which it was made. The most fun aspect of it is seeing Liam Neeson and Jim Carrey in bit parts before they were as famous as they are today. On the whole, though, it only amounts to the last gasp of better films.

    Not to be confused with Deadpool (2016), this fifth and final installment in the Dirty Harry series is lackluster at best. It forgets to be exciting and instead muddles through the plot just to get to the end. A few simple action scenes and lots of tired hard-boiled detective beats make this movie old hat, even for the era in which it was made. The most fun aspect of it is seeing Liam Neeson and Jim Carrey in bit parts before they were as famous as they are today. On the whole, though, it only amounts to the last gasp of better films.

  • May 17, 2019

    Solid Eastwood flick. Carey is hysterical, and the remote car scene a classic.

    Solid Eastwood flick. Carey is hysterical, and the remote car scene a classic.

  • Jan 19, 2019

    Although I have not one bad Dirty Harry movie, this is by far the one that one stand out as a perfect hero, chase villain type of action thriller.

    Although I have not one bad Dirty Harry movie, this is by far the one that one stand out as a perfect hero, chase villain type of action thriller.

  • Jan 07, 2019

    Trying to ride in on the coat tails of Dirty Harry, this is, well, just plain stupid. I know, I know, "It's a movie", but can't it be at least a little realistic? PASS!!!

    Trying to ride in on the coat tails of Dirty Harry, this is, well, just plain stupid. I know, I know, "It's a movie", but can't it be at least a little realistic? PASS!!!

  • Dec 06, 2018

    he final film in the Dirty Harry series of films this movie was directed by Buddy Van Horn who directed previously Any Which Way You Can (1980) the sequel to Every Which Way but Loose (1978) Clint Eastwood films and Pink Cadillac (1989). The Dead Pool is the fifth and final installment in the Dirty Harry film franchise. The 1988 sequel finds Inspector Callahan (Clint Eastwood) trying to solve a series of murders that appears to be linked to a list of celebrities that were deemed likely to be dead in the near future. The film's cast included Liam Neeson, Evan Kim as well as the feature film debut of Jim Carrey. I think this movie is close to The Rookie (1990) another Clint Eastwood flick that Clint directed it him self and I love it. Because Michael Goodwin who plays the character Lt. Ackerman, the last name Ackerman was later used in Charlie Sheen's character The Rookie (1990).

    he final film in the Dirty Harry series of films this movie was directed by Buddy Van Horn who directed previously Any Which Way You Can (1980) the sequel to Every Which Way but Loose (1978) Clint Eastwood films and Pink Cadillac (1989). The Dead Pool is the fifth and final installment in the Dirty Harry film franchise. The 1988 sequel finds Inspector Callahan (Clint Eastwood) trying to solve a series of murders that appears to be linked to a list of celebrities that were deemed likely to be dead in the near future. The film's cast included Liam Neeson, Evan Kim as well as the feature film debut of Jim Carrey. I think this movie is close to The Rookie (1990) another Clint Eastwood flick that Clint directed it him self and I love it. Because Michael Goodwin who plays the character Lt. Ackerman, the last name Ackerman was later used in Charlie Sheen's character The Rookie (1990).

  • Nov 24, 2018

    Best thing about this movie is Jim Carrey is in the start of the movie. A fun silly movie.

    Best thing about this movie is Jim Carrey is in the start of the movie. A fun silly movie.

  • Oct 17, 2018

    The only Dirty Harry movie I've seen. Typical 80's supercop film, nothing too special or memorable about it.

    The only Dirty Harry movie I've seen. Typical 80's supercop film, nothing too special or memorable about it.

  • Oct 06, 2018

    4th dirty harry movie its ok

    4th dirty harry movie its ok

  • May 21, 2018

    A peculiar and uneasy tonal clash that never quite decides whether its aiming for tension and suspense or black comedy. On the former level, in the tradition of the other Dirty Harry movies, it fails pretty spectacularly, never rising above a trite repetition of the action cliches its original did so well to codify. Yet as a clever spoof of its own series and as a metacommentary on the then-burgeoning action-comedy genre, the movie has the kick of a Magnum to it. Explosively angry police chief? Absurd SF car chase? Over-the-top and ridiculously monstrous villain? When it takes aim at itself, the movie is firing on all cylinders-too bad they're ultimately generic blanks, then.

    A peculiar and uneasy tonal clash that never quite decides whether its aiming for tension and suspense or black comedy. On the former level, in the tradition of the other Dirty Harry movies, it fails pretty spectacularly, never rising above a trite repetition of the action cliches its original did so well to codify. Yet as a clever spoof of its own series and as a metacommentary on the then-burgeoning action-comedy genre, the movie has the kick of a Magnum to it. Explosively angry police chief? Absurd SF car chase? Over-the-top and ridiculously monstrous villain? When it takes aim at itself, the movie is firing on all cylinders-too bad they're ultimately generic blanks, then.