Another 48 Hrs.
Another 48 Hrs. (1990)

At times, Another 48 Hrs. seems less like a sequel to than a parody of the first 48 Hrs., especially when Nick Nolte, repeating his role from the earlier film, begins commenting on the cliched absurdity of the goings on. This time, Nolte… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 8, 1990
DVD Release Date: February 16, 1999
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Critic Score: 15% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

It's a minor pleasure to see Murphy slightly subdued. What seems more problematic is the virtual exaltation of Dirty Harry vigilantism, the storm trooper mentality and behavior on Nolte's part that the film breezily takes for granted ...

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Mr. Murphy has two comic moments, which aren't enough for a feature-length film. Among other things, he has developed some of the same maddening mannerisms that marked Frank Sinatra's performances in his Rat Pack movies.

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John Ferguson
Radio Times

Although original stars Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte are reunited with director Walter Hill, all three seem to be going through the motions here.

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Peter Rainer
Los Angeles Times

Walter Hill, who also directed the first film, surely recognizes the hollowness of what he's doing here. He also hasn't had a hit since "48 HRS.," which no doubt explains why he's once again tilling these charred fields.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

You know how sometimes, in a dream, you'll see these familiar scenes and faces floating in and out of focus, but you're not sure how they connect? Another 48 HRS is a movie that feels the same way.

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TV Guide

The idea of dropping in on Reggie Hammond and Jack Cates five years later presents some amusing and intriguing possibilities. But little thought or imagination have been devoted to considering how the two characters might have changed over the years.

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Nigel Floyd
Time Out

The key words here are lazy and contrived.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

Hill and his stars are merely going through the motions, but the motions are immensely familiar.

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Richard Luck

Not a career high for anyone involved, rarely has 90-odd minutes felt more like 48 hours.

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Flixster Audience Score: 35% Flixster User Reviews
Conner Rainwater
Really, it's the same caliber as the first, I actually think this one flows better and has more interesting bad guys. Sure, it's basically a very… More
danny d
good sequel to a great action comedy
Al S
It's faster, funnier and more action-packed than the first. An endlessly enjoyable sequel. Better than the first. Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy are still a… More
Khris N
As most, not as good as the original. Could have been something special, but not really. Just watch it to enjoy on a night and say you've watched it. Some… More
Lenny Muggsy
Not a good tag team.
xGary Xx
A typical corporate attempt to milk a cash cow by making the original film again, but worse.