The Dead Pool
The Dead Pool (1988)

The Dead Pool is the fifth and (thus far) the last of Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry movies. A sports pool is placing bets on which famous person will die next. Suddenly a serial killer who preys upon celebrities enters the scene,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 13, 1988
DVD Release Date: November 20, 2001
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Critic Score: 55% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Cathy Burke
United Press International

There didn't seem to be anything special in the unraveling of the murder plots in The Dead Pool, but for what it lacked in suspense, Dirty Harry and company made up in talent and wit.

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Beth Accomando
KPBS.org

Tired formula with Eastwood making an unispired return as Dirty Harry Callahan. patrica Clarkson is a welcome presence.

James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

Not Dirty Harry's best, but entertaining enough

Barbara Shulgasser
Common Sense Media

Violent '80s cop drama with blood and drugs.

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Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

The fifth, last, and possibly most perfunctory and boring Dirty Harry movie, except for a hilarious chase scene involving an explosive toy car.

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

The worst of the Harry pictures, still worth watching, just for the remote control car chase.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Feels like one of the lesser exciting Harry Callahan that doesn't exactly send the character with much of an explosive sign off.

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Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

The fifth and least of the Dirty Harry movies is still watchable, but lacks the edge of Harry's earlier adventures.

Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com

The DIRTY HARRY franchise is showing its stretch marks with this tired installment, but at least Sondra Locke is nowhere near it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 44% Flixster User Reviews
Al S
Another awesome sequel to the series. A stylish, gritty, exciting and exhilarating action-thriller. Just as good as the original, it packs wit and cleverness. A… More
Alex roy
I've been a fan of the Dirty Harry Films since watching the first film. I think These films are some of the best action films in the genre. They're… More
Chris Weber
This is the fifth, and probably/hopefully/more than likely final entry in the long running Dirty Harry series. And it is a pretty decent swan song. After years… More
Shawn Ewing
The Dead Pool is the final Dirty Harry film and my least favourite of the series. The plot to this film was slow and although it was "unique" it still… More
Sajin P A
Unless you happen to be a fan of the franchise, there's little less reason to sit through this one. Even if you are one, you may end up feeling really let… More
danny d
despite having the best cast of the series, this film might be the series weakest point, not by much because it was still a solid dirty harry flick, but by just… More

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