Midnight Run
Midnight Run (1988)

Director Martin Brest, of Going in Style and Beverly Hills Cop fame, was in charge of Midnight Run. Robert De Niro stars as Jack Walsh, a hard-bitten bounty hunter offered $100,000 to bring in embezzler Jonathan Mardukas (Charles Grodin).… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 11, 1988
DVD Release Date: June 24, 1998
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Critic Score: 96% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Enlivened by the antagonistic chemistry between Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin, Midnight Run is an uncommonly entertaining odd couple comedy.

Michael Wilmington
Los Angeles Times

Who said movies always have to be original? This one is redeemed by execution and brilliant talent: De Niro, Grodin, director Martin Brest, composer Danny Elfman, most of the cast and technicians.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Grodin and De Niro are different kinds of actors, but they share a knack for detail and a gift for understatement that keeps their scenes together crackling.

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Cathy Burke
United Press International

What makes Midnight Run so remarkable are its principals, and the supporting cast that keep the audience titillated, laughing and excited for the film's entire 128 minute-running time.

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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

A performance like De Niro's, in a well-made entertainment like Midnight Run, is cheap at any price. And capable of restoring the audience's faith in the form.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune

Midnight Run touches on one of the great mysteries of the movies: How is it that the tritest material can come to life when touched by the right director and the right actors?

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

An extremely satisfying action-comedy, one that STILL hasn't fully received its due.

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

De Niro is nervily hilarious and Grodin nervelessly exceptional in Midnight Run, a formula buddy movie exalted to insta-classic status by their performances.

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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

Funny, unpredictable and refreshingly adult.

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Martin Chilton
Daily Telegraph (UK)

The interplay between the two leads is pure gold.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
Moving! Extremely entertaining, Grodin and De Niro make a idiosyncratic couple, that make the audience loved! Gallo made a extraordinary screenplay and Brest… More
Jens S.
This typical 80s buddy comedy may feel dated 23 years later but is still a lot of fun, mostly thanks to the great chemistry between grumpy DeNiro and whiny… More
Al S
A real classic. It's an outrageously funny and terrifically entertaining action-packed buddy comedy. Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin are perfectly cast,… More
Liam Gadd
The chemistry between Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin is comedic gold. Not only is this a hilarious and fun action comedy, but has incredibly likeable… More
Mark Walker
Many films have tried (and failed) to combine the genres of action and comedy. They were particularly popular in the 80's with the most successful being… More
Melvin White
Little Kid: You don't look like a criminal. Mardukas: I'm a white-collar criminal. Midnight Run is a very funny and fun comedy from Martin Brest.… More