Loose Cannons
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Loose Cannons may be a wacky buddy-cop comedy, but it starts with a chilling premise. It seems that a film is discovered that depicts the final moments of Adolf Hitler's life. The climax features young German officer Von Metz, who is seen putting Hitler to death. Von Metz (Robert Prosky) is now running for chancellor of West Germany. If this film gets out, his political career is finished, so Von Metz has arranged for the murder of anyone who has seen the film. The killings have taken place in the Washington area and Mac (Gene Hackman) and Ellis (Dan Aykroyd) are sent to investigate the… More

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"Dan Aykroyd's dexterous multipersonality schtick is the only redeeming feature of this chase-heavy comedy."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Hackman mostly just stands around watching Aykroyd run through his exertions with the look of a man who has something unspeakable on the sole of his shoe."
‑ Hal Hinson, Washington Post
"Not one of the best efforts from either Hackman or Aykroyd."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
"All of this must have looked wonderful on paper, but somehow the joy of it got lost in the translation from page to screen."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"A reeking stinker of a comedy."
‑ , Time Out
"To put it bluntly, Loose Cannons is garbage."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Quite embarrassing, really, especially with the overacting of Dan Aykroyd."
‑ Ryan Cracknell, Apollo Guide
"Mr. Hackman and Mr. Aykroyd deserve much better. They really do. Each gives a thoroughly professional performance that is consistently undercut by the direction of Mr. Clark."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Fires nothing but blanks"
‑ Clint Morris, Film Threat
"Comedy as a form of torture."
‑ Scott Weinberg, eFilmCritic.com
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