Hudson Hawk
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Michael Lehmann directed this post-modernist hash of To Catch a Thief and The Naked Gun starring Bruce Willis as Hudson Hawk, a cat burglar who wants to go straight, but the circumstances won't allow it. The story begins in a pre-credit sequence that takes place in the renaissance. Leonardo Da Vinci (Stefano Molinari) is rushing through his Mona Lisa painting to work on his latest invention -- a machine to turn lead into bronze. But Da Vinci makes a mistake and, instead of bronze, the machine turns the lead into gold. Realizing the danger of his invention if the contraption gets into the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 24%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This unspeakably awful can make an audience a little crazy. You want to throw things, yell at the actors, beg them to stop."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"There was a brief time when a new Michael Lehmann film meant something positive. I know, hard to believe."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"Vanity projects don't get much worse than this."
‑ Chuck O'Leary,
"A fantastic action-comedy. Great heist scenes, fun slapstick tone and musical action scenes! A true original that should be more appreciated."
‑ Fred Topel,
"Admirably insane. It's bad, but it's not all THAT bad -- and it's actually quite entertaining in a "What the HECK...?" sort of way."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"To say this megamillion Bruce Willis vehicle doesn't fly is understatement in the extreme."
‑ Joe Brown, Washington Post
"A delightfully outlandish vanity film, capable of eliciting giggles, groans, guffaws, and gagging frequently in the same fanciful instant."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"Go back to Moonlighting Bruno"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"The film reaches a point where the story grows secondary, almost irrelevant."
‑ Michael Brody,
"You know where a film's heading when it manages to poke fun at Asians, the handicapped, and overweight people all within the first five minutes."
‑ David N. Butterworth,
"A crafty satire, but with a swashbuckling soul."
‑ Hal Hinson, Washington Post
"so implausible and so over the top that it lets inconsistency roll off like water on a duck's back"
‑ James Brundage,
"Double-barreled misfire"
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"Not as bad as claimed, but pretty damn bad"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"The plot is convoluted, the characters are silly and the ancient jokes, puns and sight gags are so low they make the Three Stooges seem sophisticated."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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