Tightrope (1984)

Clint Eastwood plays a New Orleans detective determined to track down a serial killer of prostitutes. Complicating matters is the fact that the unknown culprit is very likely an S&M fetishist....and so is Eastwood. The detective is… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 17, 1984
DVD Release Date: September 2, 2003
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A sharp-edged slightly offbeat crime thriller for the masses.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Eastwood cria um personagem complexo e interessante, mas os elementos policiais da trama, aliados ao ritmo frouxo da história, prejudicam seus esforços.

Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

Eastwood took a chance at the height of his stardom to play a less-than-heroic cop in this gutsy serial-killer thriller.

Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Fine later Eastwood starrer

Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

A surprisingly tightly wound serial killer mystery.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Film noir at its best, with an intriguing blend of law and order, sin and sex, violence and sado-masochism.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Al S
A dark, stylish, unique and chilling film noir at it`s best. A taunt, well-crafted and superb mystery thriller that takes back to the old school cop films of… More
David Ladd
Some Spoilers Here ********************************************************* This is one of my favorite Eastwood films that has kinda slipped under the radar… More
Lady D'arbanville
Very slow moving, a sort of dark, seediness to it, watchable, but forgettable.
Red Lats
Well the title of the movie makes sense. Clint walks a tightrope between befriending the street characters in this movie and trying to solve their murders.… More
familiar stranger
Watching this flick was a tightrope experience in itself!!!
xGary Xx
Seedy psycho-thriller in the same vein as Sudden Impact, and similarly unpleasant. An attempt is made to flesh out the Dirty Harry-esque character, but… More