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Overall Rating
2.46

Awesome: 0%
Worth A Look: 23.08%
Average: 11.54%
Pretty Bad53.85%
Total Crap: 11.54%

2 reviews, 14 user ratings


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Another 48 Hrs.
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by Slyder

"Shoots itself in the foot"
2 stars

Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte are back at it again, and the results are pretty much the same hence why it is more boring, stupid, and what's worse, completely unoriginal.

Well what did you possibly expect? You expected Jack Cates (Nick Nolte) and Reggie Hammond (Eddie Murphy) team up again for 48 hours and solve a case, right? That’s the whole plot, only that this time Reggie has just been released from prison and it also involves three biker fuckers, among them Albert Ganz’s brother Cherry (Andrew Divoff) who wants Reggie dead because he killed his brother and because all three got paid by a drug dealer called the Iceman to do so.

This film contains so many clichés enough to fill the entire god damn Action Section at the American Film Museum, only that this time, the film has a bigger budget and even bigger action scenes. Though I must say they’re a lot cooler (like the prison bus crash), there’s little that this film offers otherwise. The whole Iceman thing is just absurd since if you’ve seen your share of Cop movies, you pretty much know who the fuck it is before the film reaches that conclusion.

Nolte and Murphy are just going through the motions here. The chemistry between them is all dried up, and spent more time taking pot shots and beating each other up than anything else. Both of them are now assholes, and every character shown here is a damn asshole.

The worst thing about the movie though, is that the four assholes (Murphy included) wrote a screenplay which if it weren’t for the movie being a sequel, you’d say it’s more of a rip-off of the original. Just check this out: The same scenarios of the original are regurgitated once again, with yet another bar fight, another shootout at a motel, and what’s even worse, the ending, which is a fucking rehash of the original’s ending with the only difference being that it takes place at a damn high floor strip club and contains more gun blazing action. Blah, take me to bed, will ya? No wonder that the only thing Walter Hill could do is just fill this movie with more guns and explosions to make it a bit more appealing, and that’s just a death rattle.

In the end, this film is a true disappointment and a waste of celluloid and a unworthy addition into the “most unoriginal big-budget sequel ever” list. Next time, whenever you’re making a movie, be sure to hire a damn screenwriter, you dumb-asses. 1.5-5

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User Comments

10/12/12 roscoe as good as the first. certainly no worse. 4 stars
2/06/07 AJ Muller Decent action but remains one of Hill's few misfires; merely OK. 3 stars
3/24/06 Sugarfoot A Major Disappointment 1 stars
12/05/03 john the magic of the first one is gone - what remains is some (very) good action sequences 4 stars
8/06/03 omar "surfur" youssef Basically, Murphy and Nolte are back for a encore and a curtain-call. 3 stars
7/04/03 Sam Moszynski Solid sequel is just as action packed and funny as the first one! 4 stars
5/11/03 Andrew Carden A Real Disappointment, With Most Of The Chemistry Gone. Nolte Is OKAY. 4 stars
3/22/03 Jack Sommersby It's not bad, and it moves really well, but the whole thing is just pointless. 2 stars
1/12/03 Chancey Sugarpants Simply a sorry ass film. Yes, let's pretend this doesn't exist. We'll all be happier. 1 stars
1/11/03 y2mckay As with "Alien 3", I simply pretend that this one doesn't exist 2 stars
10/16/02 Charles Tatum I hope everyone enjoyed their big fat paychecks 1 stars
3/18/02 R.W. Welch Well off the pace of the original. Not bad, just routine. 3 stars
8/07/01 Joe Zappa Murphy and Nolte are still cool, but the bad guys are too frickin' bad. 4 stars
12/06/00 Cristopher Revilla it was as good as the original 4 stars
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  02-Jun-1990 (R)

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Directed by
  Walter Hill

Written by
  Jeb Stuart
  John Fasano
  Larry Gross

Cast
  Eddie Murphy
  Nick Nolte
  Kevin Tighe
  Brion James
  Bernie Casey
  Tisha Campbell



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