Gunmen (1993)

This film opens with a big fat close-up of a sweaty prisoner with a fly (on a string) crawling on his face. The prisoner quickly pops the fly in his mouth and spits it out. Then he leeringly laughs about it to the prisoner next door. Nope.… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 1, 1993
DVD Release Date: June 22, 2001
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Emanuel Levy

A routine, vacuous actioner that tries to mix thrills with humor.

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David Mills
Washington Post

Gunmen, at the very least, does moviegoers the favor of instantly revealing how stupid and cheesy it is, thus sparing us the elevated expectations of fun.

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Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

Truly awful, though I'll never get tired of Patrick Stewart a'slummin'.

Time Out

Sarafian is an unpretentious, easy-to-please director, with an eye for quirky character detail and a dab hand at the macho stuff.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Gunmen is a movie without plan, inspiration or originality - and to that list I would add coherence, except that I am not sure this movie would place much value on a plot that hangs together.

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Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Should be a whole lot of fun, but it really isn't -- Patrick Stewart using profanity is the highlight.

Caryn James
New York Times

[A] witless action movie.

TV Guide

Though constrained by limited funds, it delivers the action goods with surprising style and boasts a better than average cast.

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Scott Weinberg

Standard actioner with a "what were they thinking?" acting ensemble.

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Al S
An absurdly fun and dementedly entertaining action-comedy. A side-splitting, massively double-crossing and wickedly enjoyable thrill-ride of a movie.… More
A.D. Villarreal
A loose remake of 'The Good, The Bad and the Ugly'.