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The buddy-cop movie starts entering the doldrums with this lurching, explosive, misogynistic effort.
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The movie has a lot of laughs, its action sequences are thrilling, its surprises are startling, and it shows a real ingenuity in the ways by which it gets Willis into, and out of, trouble.
Strictly for viewers who don't want surprises, just a laundry list of buddyisms.
The filmic equivalent of a hate crime.
Violent, chauvinist and funny, and I enjoyed it tremendously.
It's a slick, dumb, exciting, implausible, surprising movie, told quickly and cleanly.
...it's ultimately not difficult to see why it's considered one of Scott's least successful efforts.
It's a very problematic movie, no doubt, but it's frequently the biggest problems that are the most interesting things to study.
Everything seems mechanical, forced and contrived.
...formulaic from start to finish.
The apotheosis of the modern interracial-buddy action film genre.
A slick, big-budget exploitation movie that's preposterous, foul-mouthed and gratuitously violent, but also a great deal of fun.
Ludicrous but undeniably fun, hard-core action
Early 90s buddy action comedy that really did not age well. While Scott's style is already similar to his later masterpiece True Lies, the story here is simply not all that interesting with its setting in the football betting milieu and lackluster minor characters. There are some good one liners, but even Willis is far too close to his McClane routine to turn this into something special. Even the action isn't much to write home about. Forgettable.
Yeah, yeah, guilty as charged. Getting to the movie, I wasn't so involved with its main story because most of the scenes individually were entertaining enough to keep me hooked with the act going on. Bruce Willis has performed similar roles before too, but he's no less incredible here. I don't know the quarterback actor, but he got along well. Willis' dialogue delivery (and the calm attitude in not-so-calm circumstances) is exceptionally brilliant. Besides Willis, its dialogues/one-liners were highly remarkable. Most of the remaining actors contribute their fair share.
There were a few hiccups so far as I'm concerned. The quarterback character who (pushes, and hence) joins Willis in the investigation of his girlfriend's murder hardly showed any grief for the loss. In fact, it seemed as if he were on a joyride. Joe's sad personal life bit (his family hardly having any respect for him & whatnot) has been performed to death, and should have rather been left out. And including the kid to join the duo in action in the final sequences didn't add much to the entertainment either.
All being said, I've enjoyed a movie to this extent after quite a while. So much that I'm indifferent to include this quite an ordinary flick in my favorites list (for now, if not forever). I highly recommend it. All the same, be prepared; that's bound to help just in case....... And then some.
"This is the '90s. You can't just walk up and slap a guy, you have to say something cool first."
A down and out cynical detective teams up with a down and out ex-quarterback to try and solve a murder case involving a pro football team and a politician.
I love Bruce Willis but why did I waste my life watching this terrible movie.
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