The Rookie
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Packing years of experience and a .45 automatic, LAPD Detective Nick Pulovki figures he's got all the help he needs. He's also got all the help he doesn't need. His new partner is The Rookie. Director/star Clint Eastwood is Pulovski. Charlie Sheen is the by-the-book newcomer. Each reluctantly relies on the other to stop a killer-elite gang of auto thieves. Raul Julia, Sonia Braga, Lara Flynn Boyle and Tom Skerritt co-star with the most spectacular action sequences Eastwood has ever filmed (Dave Kehr, Chicago Tribune). A freeway becomes an 80-mph bumper car game. A barrio bar busts… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The one in which Clint Eastwood gets raped... [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"A good leave-your-brain-at-the-door-and-enjoy actioner"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"...pretty disappointing for an Eastwood film, undoubtedly one of the low points of his directing career."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"An entertaining buddy-cop movie with some exciting action sequences and some great lines. Eastwood and Sheen are an amusing odd couple."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"It's not necessarily bad, but it's crushingly routine, delivered without care, and with emphasis only on some expensive-looking chase scenes and stunts."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
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