Loose Cannons Reviews
NOTE: 10 for split personality act from Dan.
It certainly is an interesting choice, 80's motor mouthed quirky comedy legend Aykroyd, hard assed no nonsense Hackman and farcical spoof maestro Deluise (of the Mel Brooks/Gene Wilder spoof pack) all thrown together. This is the films downfall basically, the three leads are totally incompatible and never gel.
The film is your usual regular mismatched cop duo comedy/thriller with all the regular mismatched cop duo moments and sequences you would expect. Action is slow (with Deluise it has to be) and uninspiring and the attempted funny moments are just poor. Aykroyd is suppose to have a multiple personality disorder which you would think could be comedy gold...it isn't, its embarrassing to watch.
Pretty much a complete failure on all aspects, Hackman just doesn't fit into this kind of lunacy and it shows. Tries to be along the same lines as 'See No Evil, Hear No Evil' with Wilder and Pryor but doesn't come close.
I think the above stat is a little harsh on Loose Cannons - It's just okay - Nothing else.
I think you expect such high things from Hackman and Aykroyd and despite the performances being enjoyable enough (Aykroyd's multiple personality disorder brings many a funny moment) it just doesn't take that leap from okay to good or great.
It is what it is...I watched this on the Crackle App for free...And didn't expect great things. But it was free and it passed the time.