Turner and Hooch 1989

Turner & Hooch

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Tom Hanks makes Turner and Hooch more entertaining than it might look on paper, but ultimately, this is still a deeply silly comedy about a cop and a canine.

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Det. Scott Turner (Tom Hanks) is an uptight, by-the-book police officer who hopes to leave his sleepy California town and work in the big city. When his friend Amos Reed (John McIntire), the proprietor of a junkyard, is killed, Turner reluctantly inherits the man's dog. Realizing that the canine may be able to help him solve the murder case, Turner attempts to adjust to life with the big dog, resulting in much household destruction and unwelcome chaos.

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Critic Reviews for Turner and Hooch

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Audience Reviews for Turner and Hooch

  • Jun 02, 2014
    Tom Hanks and Beasley star in the ultimate buddy cop comedy Turner & Hooch. The story follows a small town police investigator named Scott Turner who catches his first murder case, and must use the victim's dog to identify the murderer. The film is pretty much an odd couple set up, with a fastidious cop forced to deal with a messy, slobbering dog. It's all pretty formulaic stuff, but somehow it works. Hanks delivers a good performance (as does Beasley), and is backed up will a strong supporting cast that includes Reginald VelJohnson and Craig T. Nelson. Turner & Hooch is entertaining and fun, but it's all been done before.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • May 28, 2011
    it's a better marly and me and is also tom hanks comidic performance! you'll sit up and be begging for more! A
    Juan C Super Reviewer
  • Jan 07, 2011
    The film is fairly amusing at points and holds reasonably strong characters with good chemistry, an emotional ending and excellent performances from Tom Hanks and, of course, the late, great Beasley the Dog. However, exaggerated at a deal of points, riddled with cliches, with a forced twist and periodically slow, drawn out, cheesy and annoying are not so optimistic ways of describing the film. A bit of a more notable problem is the film's inability to fully decide whether or not it wants to be a goofy shenanigans buddy comedy or a heavy detective film with a corny idea for a sidekick, especially in the final act. Still, "Turner and Hooch" is a classic time-killer that's entertainment value is surpassed only by its surprising memorability.
    Cameron J Super Reviewer
  • Mar 29, 2010
    Tom Hanks plays Turner, a police detective in a small California town who discovers his friend dead with no witnesses except for his dog, the slobbering and unruly Hooch who has to help him solve a case of finding the killer or killers. I love dogs and the young Tom Hanks so this movie worked for me.
    Deb S Super Reviewer

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