Lightning Jack
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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 member of the gang and escapes notice. Jack decides to rob a bank. He gets away with a small amount of cash and a mute, Ben, as a hostage. Unfortunately for Jack, Ben wants to be an outlaw so Jack is stuck with him. Eventually the two become grudging friends. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 6%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A good-natured, if laconic, oater that rides along nicely on the screen persona of writer/actor Paul Hogan."
‑ Leonard Klady, Variety
"It's impossible to dislike Paul Hogan, and almost as hard to like his movies. They're as goodhearted as they are simple-minded."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"It's a long slow trek from gag to gag."
‑ , Film4
"This road has been trod a few too many times before."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"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."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Hogan should hang up his spurs until a truly original impulse comes along."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"The relationship between Ben and Jack never really develops any warmth or resonance, mainly because it seems never to have been thought through."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Lightning Jack feels like a film you might stumble across late at night on the USA Network."
‑ Richard Harrington, Washington Post
"Politically incorrect jokes (endlessly) about hearing impaired (Gooding) make for tasteless flick."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"A Western for people that hate Westerns."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
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