Midnight Run
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Director Martin Brest, of Going in Style and Beverly Hills Cop fame, was in charge of Midnight Run. Robert De Niro stars as Jack Walsh, a hard-bitten bounty hunter offered $100,000 to bring in embezzler Jonathan Mardukas (Charles Grodin). Handcuffed to the wimpy Mardukas, Walsh assumes that the extradition trip from New York to Los Angeles will be an uneventful one. But the prisoner hasn't told Walsh the whole story: the embezzler owes $15 million to a mobster (Dennis Farina), and he's been targeted for assassination. It's a toss-up as to what is the most entertaining aspect of… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 95%

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"Who said movies always have to be original? This one is redeemed by execution and brilliant talent: De Niro, Grodin, director Martin Brest, composer Danny Elfman, most of the cast and technicians."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Los Angeles Times
"Grodin and De Niro are different kinds of actors, but they share a knack for detail and a gift for understatement that keeps their scenes together crackling."
‑ Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
"A thoroughly engaging action film, Midnight Run boasts a superb cast that transforms its rather mundane story line into something memorable, funny, and moving."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"As with all the best road movies -- and this is one of the best -- the picture really moves, as a simple air trip from New York to LA turns into a saga of trains and automobiles, car crashes, and skirmishes with the FBI and [other] interested parties."
‑ Adrian Turner, Radio Times
"A cut above your average buddy flick."
‑ , Film4
"A performance like De Niro's, in a well-made entertainment like Midnight Run, is cheap at any price. And capable of restoring the audience's faith in the form."
‑ Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine
"Midnight Run touches on one of the great mysteries of the movies: How is it that the tritest material can come to life when touched by the right director and the right actors?"
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Tribune
"Wonder why De Niro doesn't do comedy this good any more."
‑ , Total Film
"De Niro is probably the most intense and idiosyncratic actor of his generation; Midnight Run may be the most conventional movie I've ever seen."
‑ Ben Yagoda, Philadelphia Daily News
"The pleasures of Midnight Run come mainly from its acting."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
"De Niro is nervily hilarious and Grodin nervelessly exceptional in Midnight Run, a formula buddy movie exalted to insta-classic status by their performances."
‑ Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Funny, unpredictable and refreshingly adult."
‑ Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune
"Midnight Run is an inside-out, upside-down buddy film and comedic cross- country caper. It also is the entertaining excuse for Robert De Niro, the Method actor of his generation, to cut loose and play things light for a change."
‑ Candice Russell, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"Brace yourself for a movie joyride that sends you home reeling from thrills, laughter and the pleasure of honest sentiment."
‑ Peter Travers, People Magazine
"De Niro e Grodin, com seus estilos radicalmente diferentes de interpretação, funcionam surpreendentemente bem juntos, elevando a história formulaica e transformando-a em algo interessante e divertido."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
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