The Last Boy Scout
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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 become an alcoholic, flea-bag detective. While performing the chores of a two-bit shamus, he discovers his wife Sarah (Chelsea Field) is having an affair with his best friend. Joe is hired to protect Cory (Halle Berry), a stripper who has been getting death threats; Joe begins to sober up when Cory is blown to smithereens. Cory's boyfriend, Jimmy Dix… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 44%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The filmic equivalent of a hate crime."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"It's a very problematic movie, no doubt, but it's frequently the biggest problems that are the most interesting things to study."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"The apotheosis of the modern interracial-buddy action film genre."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"Overblown rubbish, with nothing to hang on to save the opening football field scene"
‑ Gabe Leibowitz,
"Tepid action fare, but it signals flashes of things to come from Willis and Wayans."
‑ Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
"Strictly for viewers who don't want surprises, just a laundry list of buddyisms."
‑ Rita Kempley, Washington Post
"Everything seems mechanical, forced and contrived."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A slick, big-budget exploitation movie that's preposterous, foul-mouthed and gratuitously violent, but also a great deal of fun."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"The script might be average, but the action is unstoppable!"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"Delivers the goods for action fans and has some very funny moments -- but there's the nagging sense that it could have been better."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"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."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"...formulaic from start to finish."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Ludicrous but undeniably fun, hard-core action"
‑ Daniel Eagan, Film Journal International
"Want to feel like a used rubber? Then fire this turkey up."
‑ Rob Vaux, Flipside Movie Emporium
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