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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A rollicking, thrilling and funny police picture that makes "Beverly Hills Cop" and its sequel look as if they were photographed in slow motion."
‑ Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune
"This heady mix of sleaze and comic book heroes smacks of big box office bucks and a long life on the video shelf. There ain't many better accolades than that."
‑ James Christopher, Time Out
"Glickenhaus establishes a movie universe in which just about anything can happen and horribly obvious plot devices simply don't matter."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"The problem with routine crime and law enforcement fantasies of this kind is that their vague stabs at authenticity are completely subverted by action sequences that belong in Road Runner cartoons."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"In ''Shakedown,'' something fancy happens every 15 minutes or so, which is part of what makes the whole film so unremarkable."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Mindlessly enjoyable escapist fare in which a courtroom drama is enlivened by intercutting it with a couple of wholly improbable but spectacular chases in--and above--New York."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"It's an assembly of sensational moments, strung together by a plot that provides the excuses for amazing stunts, and not much else. But then not much else is needed."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
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