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Sylvester Stallone tries his luck with his first cop buddy movie in Tango and Cash, directed by Andrei Konchalovsky. Stallone is Ray Tango, a Los Angeles narcotics cop who dresses in fancy suits, wears wire-rim glasses, and talks to his stockbroker more than he talks to his mother. Kurt Russell is Gabriel Cash, another Los Angeles narcotics cop who has long, disheveled blonde hair and dresses in worn-out sweatshirts. Together, Tango and Cash are the two best narcs in LA, which causes drug baron Yves Perret (Jack Palance) no end of distress. Since Yves controls a billion-dollar drug empire,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 34%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The jokes seem lame and the rivalry fraudulent, as the two boys play with their big guns."
‑ Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune
"Tango and Cash is a waste of talent and energy on all levels: unworthy of Konchalovsky, unworthy also of Stallone, Russell and every superior technical credit on the film."
‑ Michael Wilmington, Los Angeles Times
"Tango and Cash is a loud, violent, badly written, rather boring cookie-cutter cop picture."
‑ Gary Thompson, Philadelphia Daily News
"A bizarrely appealing movie, Tango & Cash is the essence of camp: it's bad and knows it's bad, so therefore, it's...good? [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"Full of stupid A-Team-style action. A forerunner of today's braindead action films."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"The film looks like the sort of queasy fever dream that might be produced by sitting through an entire Orson Welles film festival while eating pepperoni pizzas."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Tribune
"The ostensible humor here is of the macho one-liner variety, and much of it falls flat."
‑ Henry Sheehan, Chicago Reader
"This form of self-conscious action filmmaking is smeared over both Stallone and Russell. They mug mercilessly (none too well) and, of course, they rely on plenty of bang and firepower to disguise a sour and often nasty script."
‑ Roger Hurlburt, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"A very smart 'dumb' movie."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"An awful, smug, monster truck of a movie."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"Both men think that the best way to deliver the right to remain silent to the usual suspects is via a right hook."
‑ Desmond Ryan, Philadelphia Inquirer
"A mindless buddy cop pic, loaded with nonstop action that's played mostly for laughs and delivers too few of them."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"The result is great, brainless fun."
‑ John Ferguson, Radio Times
"Stallone and Russell play well off each other, and with Palance lurking in the background, this buddy-breakout never loses its way."
‑ Kirsty McNeill, Empire Magazine
"A fun, frantic two-hander"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
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