At times moves too slowly for its own good but the climax is as rousing as that of any Western made during the decade when the genre was at its peak.
An oddball buddy/road movie that nearly drowns in a tsunami of sentimentality and predictability.
Spy action-thrillers are supposed to be fun on some level but this one is too much of a chore to properly entertain.
Eastwood has crafted an engaging (albeit fictionalized) account of the triumph of ordinary men over the establishment.
With its grim tone and sickening content, this gruesome gore-fest is an unwatchable piece of excrement.
U.S. Home Release Date: 2019-12-03
MPAA Rating: "R" (Grisly Violence, Gore, Profanity)
Director: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett
Cast: Samara Weaving, Elyse Levesque, Nicky Guadagni, Kristian Bruun, Melanie Scrofano, Andie MacDowell, Henry Czernay, Mark O’Brien, Adam Brody, John Ralston
The film’s low profile makes it one of the summer’s best hidden surprises and it should please those who revel in the horror/comedy genre.
Although the movie will be embraced by the singer’s fans, it has something to offer those with no more than a casual appreciation of the man’s music.
Although the story is interesting, the presentation isn’t. Individual scenes work but the movie as a whole doesn’t.
U.S. Release Date: 1987-11-13
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity)
Genre: Science Fiction/Action
Director: Paul Michael Glaser
Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Erland Van Lidth, Gus Rethwisch, Professor Toru Tanaka, Jim Brown, Jesse Ventura, Marvin J. McIntrye, Yaphet Kotto, Maria Conchita Alonso, Richard Dawson, Mick Fleetwood
"The Running Man" wastes a good premise so egregiously that it feels like a desecration.
An uneven but ultimately satisfying thriller seamlessly blends horror and thriller elements across its 108-minute running time.