Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Hudson Hawk (1991)


Number Rolled: 57
Movie Name/Year: Hudson Hawk (1991)
Genre: Action Comedy
Length: 99 minutes
Rating: R
Director: Michael Lehmann
Writer: Bruce Willis, Robert Kraft, Steven E. deSouza, Daniel Waters
Actors: Bruce Willis, Danny Aiello, Andie MacDowell, James Coburn, Richard E. Grant, Sandra Burnhard, Don Harvey, David Caruso, Andrew Bryniarski, Lorraine Toussaint, Frank Stallone

Hudson Hawk is about a talented thief who would like nothing more than to go legit after getting out of prison and instead winds up pulled into this incredibly elaborate job. I’m not a fan of Bruce Willis the person, but as an actor it’s very hard not to like him. He’s one hell of a talented asshole. Sandra Burnhard’s acting I’ve always been kind of irked by. I don’t really know why, but I know I don’t usually pick up a movie and go “omg, Sandra Burnhard is in it. I have to see it,” instead I usually wind up “meh”ing and putting it back where I found it. That being said, this movie was hilarious.

If you’re looking for realism, do me a favor. Look at the top right corner of your computer screen. See that X there? Click it. This movie is not for those of you annoyed by historical or scientific inaccuracies. If you’re in it for some giggles though, add this to your instant queue immediately. The fight scenes were amusingly ridiculous, the script/plot was unexpected and (my personal favorite) just about every time someone was about to utter a corny line they were punched in the face.

One more song in the movie might have had it counting as a musical as well. Familiar songs relatively easy to sing along to (if you’re into the old stuff anyway).

Overall Opinion – 4/5

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