Best Seller
Best Seller (1987)

Brian Dennehy plays a Wambaugh-type cop who has flourished as a novelist. At the moment, however, Dennehy is suffering from a profound case of writer's block. Coming to the rescue, as it were, is professional hit man James Woods.… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 25, 1987
DVD Release Date: June 4, 2002
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Sean Axmaker

[Larry] Cohen cannily mixes social satire and genre twists in his clever screenplay of an unlikely friendship between two men with more history than they realize...

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Concentrate(s) on character interactions, shootouts, and chases, with things like plot and motivation taking a back seat. The slick, 1980s design does the rest.

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Frank Ochieng

This Best Seller is a fabulous read...slick, taut, and involving. Woods and Dennehy make for an unconventional crime-chasing pair.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Ingenious big city cop film.

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Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

A knockout. An intense, imaginative and exciting multilayered thriller. Woods and Dennehy are both outstanding. One of the unsung great movies of the 1980s.

Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide

The two leads make Best Seller easy to sit through, but the wandering script by Larry Cohen and the dreary pacing offered by director John Flynn sink what could have been a can't-miss b-movie hoot.

Scott Tobias
The Dissolve

Best Seller wouldn't amount to much without Woods' foul, sadistic, gleefully profane edge.

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Clint Morris

One of the edgiest, most suspenseful thrillers of the 1980's....Woods is amazing

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
Best Seller is a stunning well crafted dramatic thriller that boasts a strong cast and great directing from director John Flynn. James Woods gives a blistering… More
Wu Chouin
Another underrated gem from the 80s.