The Hard Way
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Action film director John Badham bites the hand that feeds him in this action movie spoof that features ribbing of pretty-boy Hollywood action stars by Michael J. Fox and a parody of colorful, hair-trigger James Woods types by the man himself. Woods plays New York homicide detective John Moss, who is within an inch of closing in on a serial killer who calls himself The Party Crasher (Stephen Lang) because his specialty is shooting his victims in the middle of discos. Chasing The Party Crasher after his latest victim has been dispatched, Moss finds himself hanging onto the door of a speeding… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A criminally under-seen action-comedy from the early nineties, John Badham's The Hard Way is a hugely enjoyable example of the mismatched buddy-cop genre at its best."
‑ Stephen Carty, Flix Capacitor
"Fox and Woods let off some good sparks in a vivacious, witty and fast romp"
‑ Clint Morris, Film Threat
"Surprisingly likable buddy action-comedy, thanks in no small part to James Woods and Michael J. Fox."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Along with some good laughs, there's also a bit of effective tension."
‑ Brian Webster, Apollo Guide
"Utterly unremarkable, but harmless and not without its charms."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
"An underrated buddy flick with an original twist and some outstanding stunt work."
‑ Chuck O'Leary,
"An amusing diversion, with Woods and Fox perfectly cast."
‑ Chuck Rudolph, Matinee Magazine
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