The Dead Pool
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The Dead Pool is the fifth and (thus far) the last of Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry movies. A sports pool is placing bets on which famous person will die next. Suddenly a serial killer who preys upon celebrities enters the scene, radically (and perhaps deliberately) changing the odds in the pool. As a celebrity of sorts, maverick cop Dirty Harry Callahan becomes a target of the killer, as does high-profile TV journalist Patricia Clarkson. Surprises are at a minimum in The Dead Pool; the film gets down to business quickly, moves logically if violently towards its climax (with a spectacular… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 52%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Feels like one of the lesser exciting Harry Callahan that doesn't exactly send the character with much of an explosive sign off."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"The fifth and least of the Dirty Harry movies is still watchable, but lacks the edge of Harry's earlier adventures."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"The DIRTY HARRY franchise is showing its stretch marks with this tired installment, but at least Sondra Locke is nowhere near it."
‑ Brian Mckay,
"The Dirty Harry machine was obviously winding down, but this fifth adventure still has some energy."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Tired formula with Eastwood making an unispired return as Dirty Harry Callahan. patrica Clarkson is a welcome presence."
‑ Beth Accomando,
"Not Dirty Harry's best, but entertaining enough"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Dirty Harry exits with a flourish in the most entertaining entry of the series. Watch for Jim Carrey and Liam Neeson in early roles."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
"Of all the Dirty Harry pictures, this one has the strongest supporting cast."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"The fifth, last, and possibly most perfunctory and boring Dirty Harry movie, except for a hilarious chase scene involving an explosive toy car."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"The worst of the Harry pictures, still worth watching, just for the remote control car chase."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"A fine Dirty Harry film that features one of the best car chases of all time. And keep your eyes peeled for Jim Carrey's imitation of Axl Rose."
‑ Larry Carroll,
"...pretty much more of the same: a new partner, new baddies, Callahan shooting up more people."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
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