It stars Bruce Willis (one of our favorites), Bruce Dern, William Sanderson (a Memphis native who was also in Blade Runner and 2 Babylon 5 episodes -Grail and Thirdspace among other films) and Christopher Walken.
Empire Online gives it 3 out of 5 stars and concludes, "The film's real strength is the way it sounds, with Ry Cooder's jangling score competing with thunderous gunplay for the shell-like's appreciative attention." Rolling Stone says, "Nice going, guys, but it's been done." EW gives it a grade of "D" and calls it a "numskull, overwrought shoot-'em-up". DVD Talk says it's "overly grim" and feels "flat". Roger Ebert despises it, giving it 1 star, and calls it "a mannered, juiceless, excruciatingly repetitive exercise in style." Rotten Tomatoes has a critics rating of 37%, but the audience rating is much higher.
I've decided that most film critics don't know fun when it's staring them in the face.
Bruce Dern & Christopher Walken, that´s a great cast! However, I have just discovered Kolchak... maybe later. :-DReplyDelete
Darren McGavin, yes! I've looked for the tv series on DVD, and it seems to be out of print. I've seen The Night Stalker film and liked it. Darren McGavin was Mike Hammer in a 50s-era tv series that has actually held up better than the Stacy Keach version.Delete
I think you'll find it all on youtube. :-)Delete
I hadn't looked there. Kolchak, here I come! Thx :)Delete
I'll happily watch anything with Bruce Willis in it.ReplyDelete
Yep, that plan has never led me astray.Delete