1988, Crime/Drama, 1h 54m31 Reviews 25,000+ Ratings
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Tequila Sunrise unites three of its decade's most in-demand stars for a slickly packaged crime drama that looks great without ever going anywhere particularly interesting. Read critic reviews
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Cast & Crew
Dale "Mac" McKussic
Jo Ann Vallenari
Det. Lt. Nicholas "Nick" Frescia
Carlos, Comandante Xavier Escalante
DEA Agent Hal Maguire
Critic Reviews for Tequila Sunrise
Towne has acres of plot here, lashings of it, plot so complicated and so intricate that if you're not clenched to follow every second of it, you're lost. The sheer details of what he has created finally engulf Towne's handsome trio.
Towne has a tremendous gift for creating dialogue that is concise, expressive and distinctive without advertising its own cleverness, and ''Tequila Sunrise'' is worth seeing just to be heard.August 12, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
Sexy and intelligent is an irresistible combination, and "Tequila Sunrise" is the sexiest, most intelligent Hollywood movie in a long time.
The best parts of Tequila Sunrise are so very good that you wish they could be in a more sustained movie.
There's not much kick in this cocktail, despite its mix of quality ingredients.
Who says looks aren't everything? They are in this picture.
Audience Reviews for Tequila Sunrise
Sep 05, 2012Tequila Sunrise is an entertaining crime thriller that's full of mystery and intrigue. Two former friends, Lt. Nick Frescia and Mac McKussic, find themselves on opposite ends of the law, and engage in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse when Frescia gets wind that McKussic will be making a major drug deal. Mel Gibson, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Kurt Russell form a solid cast and give strong performances. The story is written fairly well and does a good job at building the suspense. Yet, there are some parts of the film (including the last act) that don't work, and come off as a bit forced. Still, Tequila Sunrise is an engaging neo-noir drama with a compelling story and interesting characters.Dann M Super Reviewer
Sep 14, 2011Two friends on different sides of the law head for a showdown - only they're not on different sides at all, so there's no showdown, and so this film ends feeling like coitus interuptus. You think you're going somewhere but yer not. Its a good looking film though.Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
Sep 06, 2010A boring and predictable thriller with an all star cast.Aj V Super Reviewer
Nov 19, 2009A very fun movie and a decent story. Kurt Russell and Mel Gibson were a great opposing team in this and worked extremely well together. Michelle Pfieffer was also a great addition to the cast. It is an interesting story that is very well executed and has a nice harmless tint to it. While it is not the best movie of all time, it is a great form of entertainment.Conner R Super Reviewer
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