The Last Boy Scout
The Last Boy Scout (1991)

Producer Joel Silver, director Tony Scott, and screenwriters Shane Black and Greg Hicks team up for this gridiron-set action thriller. Bruce Willis stars as Joe Hallenbeck, who was once a top-of-the-line Secret Service agent but has since… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 26, 1998
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68%



Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Desson Thomson
Washington Post

The filmic equivalent of a hate crime.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

It's a very problematic movie, no doubt, but it's frequently the biggest problems that are the most interesting things to study.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

The apotheosis of the modern interracial-buddy action film genre.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

Strictly for viewers who don't want surprises, just a laundry list of buddyisms.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Everything seems mechanical, forced and contrived.

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Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

A slick, big-budget exploitation movie that's preposterous, foul-mouthed and gratuitously violent, but also a great deal of fun.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The movie has a lot of laughs, its action sequences are thrilling, its surprises are startling, and it shows a real ingenuity in the ways by which it gets Willis into, and out of, trouble.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...formulaic from start to finish.

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Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

Ludicrous but undeniably fun, hard-core action

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
familiar stranger
Yeah, yeah, guilty as charged. Getting to the movie, I wasn't so involved with its main story because most of the scenes individually were entertaining… More
Conner Rainwater
A ridiculously cool buddy action movie that almost makes it to Lethal Weapon status. This is way more comedy based, but it has enough action to go around as… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"This is the '90s. You can't just walk up and slap a guy, you have to say something cool first."</i> A down and out cynical… More
Anthony Lawrie
I think it is somewhat unfair to just pass this off as another dumb fun shoot em' up. It's script is brilliant, Shane Black is a brilliant writer too,… More
Megan S
I love Bruce Willis but why did I waste my life watching this terrible movie.
Tsubaki Sanjuro
"Shit, we're bein' beat up by the inventor of Scrabble."

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