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The Long Kiss Goodnight Reviews

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Nick Rogers
January 1, 2017
For once, Shane Black's penchant for Christmas isn't merely window-dressing. He understands the holiday's sometimes wearying grenade-shrapnel shell-shock - and how claustrophobically cloistering with loved ones often can only expand the blast radius.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks
January 21, 2012
The surprise and also the disappointment of The Long Kiss Goodnight is much simpler, and less politically inflected: it's badly made, or too close to badly made.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
October 25, 2011
Frankly, if I had to see either Harlin-Davis movie again, I'd opt for the klutzy unpleasantness of Cutthroat Island over the efficient if equally stupid unpleasantness of this 1996 release.
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David Ansen
February 16, 2011
The Long Kiss Goodnight is the fall's best summer movie.

February 16, 2011
Hectic stuff with a spectacular finale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

TV Guide
February 16, 2011
The kind of movie in which a dozen bad guys with an automatic weapon in each hand couldn't hit a lake if they were standing at the bottom of it, to steal the screenplay's best wiseacre remark.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
February 16, 2011
Like the heroine, the movie has two personalities that smartly coexist.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
February 16, 2011
There's an excessive amount of excess -- a mind-numbing plurality of firearm battles, vehicular explosions and brutally frank sexual talk.
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Todd McCarthy
March 27, 2009
"The Long Kiss Goodnight" has a jokey good time with its outlandish pyrotechnics and offbeat character interplay.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
The only saving graces are Davis's stripped-down, mean-as-a-wildcat portrayal of the Uzi-toting Charly, and Jackson's engagingly ineffectual turn.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
I like The Long Kiss Goodnight. I thought it was a lot of fun, and the dialogue was funny and didn't make me wince in pain.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
This is pretty standard action hero stuff, with the exception of having Gena Davis take on the traditional male role. And she's not bad!
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
November 2, 2004
He's a hack, but I love Renny Harlin!
| Original Score: 4/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
August 30, 2004
Mr. Black's screenplay is mean-spirited, but it earns its keep with sharp, sarcastic dialogue and ingenious ways of setting up this story.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 8, 2003
underrated action in drag
| Original Score: 3/5
Fred Topel
July 14, 2003
Solid action movie. Davis kicks ass, Jackson is in his usual form. Could have used more family implications, but does okay.
| Original Score: 3/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 16, 2003
Lots of action, bullets, blood and explosions with a little comedy. Nothing fancy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 30, 2002
The logic of the next scene is never as important to Harlin as the size of the next explosive charge.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
With square-jawed grimaces and big guns, Geena Davis could be a convincing two-fisted bullet-spraying action hero -- if only she had a convincing movie in which to be one.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Christine James
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
As an actioner with the requisite amounts of humor and heart, "The Long Kiss Goodnight" is a lot of fun.
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