Desperate Hours
Desperate Hours (1990)

The Desperate Hours directed by Michael Cimino, is an attempt to remake the Humphrey Bogart classic of the same name with indifferent results. Bosworth (Mickey Rourke), a brutal criminal on the run with his partners, takes over a house… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 5, 1990
DVD Release Date: April 16, 2002
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Critic Score: 36% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Craig J. Clark
The Dissolve

It's an overblown remake of William Wyler's 1955 film The Desperate Hours.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

hopkins cringing at rourke is absurd!

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

A fairly pointless remake...

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Pales to original w/Bogie, but still tense

Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

A crackerjack hostage drama that's well directed by Michael Cimino, gorgeously shot by cinematographer Doug Milsome, and acted with fierce intensity by Rourke and Hopkins.

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Flixster Audience Score: 23% Flixster User Reviews
♥Robyn M♥
Desperate Hours plays like a deadly cat-and-mouse mind game.... It is downright eerie. i can best describe it as a thinking persons action thriller, but in… More
Dean McKenna
Desperate remake of William Wyler's 1955 suspense classic, with Mickey Rourke taking over the Humphrey Bogart role. Rourke's pointless posturing and… More
Derek Daniels
Nothing wrong with the acting here - or the director, for that matter - but the film just kind of plods along at an uneven pace. I loved this movie years ago,… More
Naughtia Nahazhina
This movie was great and very catchy. A married couple's home gets invaded by a group of criminals. The leader of the group is an escaped con who is trying… More
Wahida K
Desire is the deadliest weapon of all.