Tequila Sunrise
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For his first directorial project in six years, Robert Towne selected a timeworn romantic-triangle yarn, injecting the material with subtlety and conviction. Tequila Sunrise stars Mel Gibson and Kurt Russell as two lifelong friends who, in true James Cagney-Pat O'Brien fashion, grow up on the opposite sides of the law. One is a retired drug dealer (at least he says he is), the other a "celebrity" cop. Both fall in love with gorgeous restaurateur Michelle Pfeiffer. Veteran movie buffs will enjoy spotting director Budd Boetticher as a judge, and will welcome the presence in the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 44%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A long, teasing trailer for a film not yet made."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"A project with the ingredients for greatness that nonetheless came out half-baked."
‑ Nick Schager, The Screengrab
"In a world where everyone is some kind of insider, the viewer may feel left out in the cold."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"atmospheric and intriguing"
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"An intriguing movie with interesting characters, but it might have worked better if it had found a cleaner narrative line from beginning to end."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Really bad."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
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