Solid film. Not much to say. Action, good on screen relationships, a little humour. Certainly holds up over the years. 3 stars.
It's been over twenty years since I've seen this movie and after watching it in 2012, it's really stood the test of time. For a film made in the 80's it doesn't rub in the fashion statements of that decade, which is a plus in its favour. Strange now, however, to see Mel looking so young and fit. I had a sense while watching it that this film and its sequels set a kind of precedent for tv cop shows with various facets that include clever use of humour, defining of character and relationship between characters. It's a great flick.
Mel Gibson at its best. The crazy cop... looking forward to #2 :D
Two unlikely cops partnered up. The one 50 and by the book, the other wild and 'crazy' All around Christmas time...
Fav quote of this movie: "I am to old for this sh!t" Pleny of Action and one liners!
A star less, bec the theme/format is now a little aged and over used .....
As always, excellent entertainment.
a very good mel gibson movie
Loved it! But the swearing was terrible... Too much! I remember Riggs crazier that that, but still a good action movie, I remember number 2 is even better.
great movie you can watch over and over AAAAAA
Classic action! Mel at his best.
The first of a great series of buddy cop movies. Mel Gibson is fantastic is the slightly unstable but extremely effective cop Martin Riggs whilst Danny Glover plays his older, wiser, more risk averse but equally determined to get the bad guy sidekick.
Great car chases, great fights, good one liners make for a good action flick.
Watch for the scene where Gary Busey doesn't flinch as his pscho boss holds a cigarette lighter to his forearm to show test his loyalty - this spawned many such repeats in pubs in the years after.