Tango & Cash
Tango & Cash (1989)

Sylvester Stallone and Kurt Russell star in this Hollywood buddy actioner about two competitive police officers in Los Angeles. Tango (Stallone) and Cash (Russell) are put on a case to topple Californian drug lord Yves Perret (Jack… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: December 22, 1989
DVD Release Date: September 30, 1997
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Brutally violent and punishingly dull, this cookie-cutter buddy cop thriller isn't even fun enough to reach "so bad it's good" status.

Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

The jokes seem lame and the rivalry fraudulent, as the two boys play with their big guns.

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Michael Wilmington
Los Angeles Times

Tango and Cash is a waste of talent and energy on all levels: unworthy of Konchalovsky, unworthy also of Stallone, Russell and every superior technical credit on the film.

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Jason Bailey

'Tango & Cash' turns 25 years old next month, which means if it were a person, it'd be right around the right age to start realizing what a stupid movie 'Tango & Cash' is.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune

The film looks like the sort of queasy fever dream that might be produced by sitting through an entire Orson Welles film festival while eating pepperoni pizzas.

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Henry Sheehan
Chicago Reader

The ostensible humor here is of the macho one-liner variety, and much of it falls flat.

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Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News

Tango and Cash is a loud, violent, badly written, rather boring cookie-cutter cop picture.

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Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer

Both men think that the best way to deliver the right to remain silent to the usual suspects is via a right hook.

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Variety Staff

A mindless buddy cop pic, loaded with nonstop action that's played mostly for laughs and delivers too few of them.

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Roger Hurlburt
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

This form of self-conscious action filmmaking is smeared over both Stallone and Russell. They mug mercilessly (none too well) and, of course, they rely on plenty of bang and firepower to disguise a sour and often nasty script.

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Think Hope & Crosby (on a so-so day) as over-posturing late 1980's L.A. cops. There is no believability to speak of and so forget about that. Put it… More
Khris N
One of the special action movies of the 90's, this one is special because it reignited the buddy cop movies and had a rapid fire script with plenty of… More
Brian De Guelle
Late 80's chesse feast. Great fun all around.
Cassie Hill
I adore this movie. I using don't like action movies alot but I liked this one alot. I wanted to give this one a try because I love Sly and think… More
Conner Rainwater
It's a completely outrageous buddy cop movie that throws its characters in the oddest places. It goes from a chaotic, futuristic prison to a monster truck… More
Roy Gutteridge
Stallone and Russell play well off each other, and with Palance lurking in the background, this buddy-breakout never loses its way.

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