Lightning Jack
Lightning Jack (1994)

In this humorous Western, Aussie Paul Hogan plays a cowboy running from the law. Lightning Jack Kane is a member of the notorious Younger Brother gang. He is the only member to survive their last shoot-out. Fortunately, he was only a minor… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: August 7, 2001
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46%


Critic Score: 6% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Leonard Klady
Variety

A good-natured, if laconic, oater that rides along nicely on the screen persona of writer/actor Paul Hogan.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It's impossible to dislike Paul Hogan, and almost as hard to like his movies. They're as goodhearted as they are simple-minded.

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Film4

It's a long slow trek from gag to gag.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

The film has no internal comic rhythm to match its faltering sense of humor. Much of the time, it plods along like a mediocre conventional western.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

Hogan should hang up his spurs until a truly original impulse comes along.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

The relationship between Ben and Jack never really develops any warmth or resonance, mainly because it seems never to have been thought through.

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Richard Harrington
Washington Post

Lightning Jack feels like a film you might stumble across late at night on the USA Network.

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Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com

Politically incorrect jokes (endlessly) about hearing impaired (Gooding) make for tasteless flick.

Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

A Western for people that hate Westerns.

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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
Unforgettable, but really silly and nothing recommentable, Lightning Jack presents some not so funny moments that makes a bad film.
Dean McKenna
Paul Hogan's comedy-western looks a bit unfunny to me since <i>Crocodile Dundee</i> sequels.
Jason Owens
If you like western or comedy movies, you will probably like "Lightning Jack." Paul Hogan stars as Lightning Jack, a cowboy that is famous for… More
James Alvarez
I laughed a little and thats because i remembered some funny things from Crocodile Dundee.
Film Crazy
good film funny
Doctor Strangeblog
Another case where every single good joke was used in the trailer.