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Year
1982
Runtime
96 min.
Director
Walter Hill
Genres
Action, Crime, Drama, Comedy, Thriller
Rating *
6.9
Votes *
49,157
Checks
4,191
Favs
113
Dislikes
32
Favs/checks
2.7% (1:37)
Favs/dislikes
4:1
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  1. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Before Beverly Hills Cop(s), Eddie Murphy was in 48 Hrs., though it takes him forever to actually show up. This buddy cop movie has Nick Nolte as the cop on the edge and Murphy as a convict who agrees to help him get a cop killing duo in exchange for being out and about for, you guessed it, 48 hours. Murphy is the highlight, using his trickster persona to improvise his way out of trouble, most memorably in a country bar draped in Confederate flags. But Nolte is harder to take. It's as if you were watching The Odd Couple and Oscar randomly slung a racial epithet at Felix. Murphy brings a nice humanity to his role, but Nolte's is compromised and I don't buy the third act reconciliation because they went too far. But this is a really racist script (it's not great for women either) with a lot of ugly moments. There's just too much macho bullshit, the gun shots as loud as cannons, the bad guys are monsters, and they almost escape through the massive plot hole that is the necessary solo (plus press-ganged buddy) man hunt. At times we approach Noir film-making, but the testosterone gets in the way. 1 year 9 months ago
  2. Earring72's avatar

    Earring72

    Rough, tough and funny action movie. Aged very well

    Dissapointing Blu Ray though
    2 months 3 weeks ago
  3. starnamedstork's avatar

    starnamedstork

    Man, I have so many issues with this movie I am not even sure where to start. Yeah, I know, it's supposed to be a comedy and I can't expect everything to be realistic etc, but still.

    Let's start with the basic premise: Taking a convict into custody to help solving a crime, then spoiler. And then spoiler. I guess that was really funny, huh?

    But I think my biggest gripe is the use of guns. I kid you not, almost every single scene where a gun is used is ridiculous in it's very own way. For instance, spoiler. Or spoiler. Or spoiler. Or spoiler. I found myself a number of times thinking "WTF, did that really just happen?" and then rewind some seconds just to confirm that yes, that did indeed happen.

    The fact that the spoiler is not even the biggest issue here, it just makes the bad guys look incredibly dumb and cartoonish. The same goes for spoiler, but then again judging from real lifes headlines these things happens all the time to black people that are pulled over for speeding or whatever, so I wouldn't expect any less from a cop holding a grudge against a cop killer.
    5 years 1 month ago
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