Johnny Handsome
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Small-time crook Mickey Rourke is mockingly named Johnny Handsome because of his grotesquely deformed face. While in stir on a robbery rap, Rourke is knifed by convicts in the employ of his former partner--and now bitter enemy--Lance Henriksen. While in the prison hospital, Rourke is cared for by a kindly doctor (Forrest Whitaker), who believes that the key to Rourke's rehabilitation might be a literal change of face. Undergoing plastic surgery, Rourke emerges as virtually unrecognizable to everyone but the audience. Paroled, Rourke seems to be willing to follow a straight and narrow path.… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 62%

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"The underrated, old-fashioned B-movie director Walter Hill (The Warriors) made this excellent action drama with an amazing cast."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Not one of Hill's better efforts."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"The more ridiculous it becomes, the better looking it gets."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A stylish and tough crime-thriller with that underlying mournfulness which characterizes Hill's best work."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
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