Tightrope Reviews

  • Niet
    Jul 14, 2019

    same deal over and over again

    same deal over and over again

  • Dec 19, 2018

    This is a decent, though not entirely flawless, dramatic thriller. Clint stars as a hard-nosed detective (does he play any other kind?) trying to figure out who's behind a string of murders in New Orleans. But these aren't just any murders, as the female victims were all part of the wonderful world of kinky sex. Our hero's mean squint gets even squintier when it becomes obvious the women are being targeted because of their kinky relations with him. It's reasonably paced, not entirely predictable and nicely buffered with some cute (sometimes hilarious) father-daughter moments (Clint's real-life offspring, Alison, plays one of his two girls). Decent watch.

    This is a decent, though not entirely flawless, dramatic thriller. Clint stars as a hard-nosed detective (does he play any other kind?) trying to figure out who's behind a string of murders in New Orleans. But these aren't just any murders, as the female victims were all part of the wonderful world of kinky sex. Our hero's mean squint gets even squintier when it becomes obvious the women are being targeted because of their kinky relations with him. It's reasonably paced, not entirely predictable and nicely buffered with some cute (sometimes hilarious) father-daughter moments (Clint's real-life offspring, Alison, plays one of his two girls). Decent watch.

  • Nov 05, 2018

    A very exciting thriller... and still enjoyable to watch today. (the self defense part was a bit lol tho. Iiked this one. You can never go wrong with Clint Eastwood :)

    A very exciting thriller... and still enjoyable to watch today. (the self defense part was a bit lol tho. Iiked this one. You can never go wrong with Clint Eastwood :)

  • Oct 09, 2018

    Better than expected. Psychological food for thought...

    Better than expected. Psychological food for thought...

  • Sep 03, 2018

    An average thriller that is slow-paced at times. It wasn't bad and the New Orleans setting was unique, but definitely not one of Clint Eastwood's better films. (First and only viewing - 1/27/2019)

    An average thriller that is slow-paced at times. It wasn't bad and the New Orleans setting was unique, but definitely not one of Clint Eastwood's better films. (First and only viewing - 1/27/2019)

  • Aug 28, 2018

    A vastly different Clint in this seamy, steamy movie! Perhaps that's why it doesn't have a much higher rating! People might feel uncomfortable seeing him as a kinky cop!

    A vastly different Clint in this seamy, steamy movie! Perhaps that's why it doesn't have a much higher rating! People might feel uncomfortable seeing him as a kinky cop!

  • Jun 28, 2018

    Tightrope (1984) ??? 1/2 / ???? One of Clint's most underrated films. Policeman and single father is brought into ugly side of New Orleans to hunt down a killer, an area he has never been to, or at least in uniform . . . Dank--very dank--but when a flawed hero wrestles with his conscience as much as with the killer it's impossible to resist such a concept. Credible all the way through and no cheap, routine resolutions or predictable outcomes; a truly mature, gripping, and intelligent thriller.

    Tightrope (1984) ??? 1/2 / ???? One of Clint's most underrated films. Policeman and single father is brought into ugly side of New Orleans to hunt down a killer, an area he has never been to, or at least in uniform . . . Dank--very dank--but when a flawed hero wrestles with his conscience as much as with the killer it's impossible to resist such a concept. Credible all the way through and no cheap, routine resolutions or predictable outcomes; a truly mature, gripping, and intelligent thriller.

  • Mar 01, 2017

    this movie is corny dated and goofy i frickin love it for mardi gras era filled with dark cheesy humour and eastwood corny clever lines and hard boiled cop tropes and hookers and good people and bad and its a relic that i dig so there enjoy if ya like

    this movie is corny dated and goofy i frickin love it for mardi gras era filled with dark cheesy humour and eastwood corny clever lines and hard boiled cop tropes and hookers and good people and bad and its a relic that i dig so there enjoy if ya like

  • Feb 20, 2017

    An interesting thriller that entertains well, even if it won't be at the top of Eastwood's list

    An interesting thriller that entertains well, even if it won't be at the top of Eastwood's list

  • Jan 09, 2017

    Predictable and too macho !

    Predictable and too macho !