Another 48 Hrs.
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At times, Another 48 Hrs. seems less like a sequel to than a parody of the first 48 Hrs., especially when Nick Nolte, repeating his role from the earlier film, begins commenting on the cliched absurdity of the goings on. This time, Nolte risks life, limb and career as he obsessively tries to bring an elusive master criminal known as "The Iceman" to justice. Eddie Murphy, who stole the show in the first 48 Hrs. as the wheeler-dealer convict who becomes Nolte's reluctant partner, is brought into the plotline of the second film when a contract is taken out on his life. The… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 19%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"You know how sometimes, in a dream, you'll see these familiar scenes and faces floating in and out of focus, but you're not sure how they connect? Another 48 HRS is a movie that feels the same way."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"From start to finish, the picture is barely alive, staggering through a cardboard obstacle course while waving around a few guns and breasts to keep the audience awake."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"On it's own it's entertaining. As a sequel, it's dissapointing."
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"Hill and his stars are merely going through the motions, but the motions are immensely familiar."
‑ Hal Hinson, Washington Post
"Tough, taut direction by action auteur Walter Hill makes this a much better sequel than its reputation."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"Color-by-numbers sequel that copies the action while forgetting the comedy."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Not a career high for anyone involved, rarely has 90-odd minutes felt more like 48 hours."
‑ Richard Luck, Film4
"Who the hell cares? Take back the first 48."
‑ Gregory Weinkauf, New Times
"A sequel in the worst sense."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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