Johnny Handsome
Johnny Handsome (1989)

A notably unattractive small-time hood is given plastic surgery while in prison and is released with a new face and a new chance at life in this crime drama. While he at first seems reformed, the newly handsome criminal is actually plotting… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: September 29, 1989
DVD Release Date: October 22, 2002
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Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

This is a movie in the true tradition of film noir -- which someone who didn't write a dictionary once described as a movie where an ordinary guy indulges the weak side of his character, and hell opens up beneath his feet.

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Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

A stylish and tough crime-thriller with that underlying mournfulness which characterizes Hill's best work.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The underrated, old-fashioned B-movie director Walter Hill (The Warriors) made this excellent action drama with an amazing cast.

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Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Not one of Hill's better efforts.

Dennis Schwartz
Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

The more ridiculous it becomes, the better looking it gets.

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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
Clintus Maximus
I somehow missed this Walter hill-directed earlier-career Mickey Rourke film back in its day, and that's too bad because it's got plenty of great… More
jay nixon
Very violent hard edged crime drama, Rourke looks like he needs a shower as always making the title an oxymoron but his performance for once is not full of… More
Phil Hubbs
Curious little crime thriller based around a disfigured criminal that has a major face lift, almost like an early version of 'Face Off' really accept… More
John Ballantine
Not one of my favourites. Mickey Rourke is far removed from his career defining performances.
Al S
A tough, stylish, high-energy and explosive crime-thriller. A great movie with a slam-bang finish thats knocks you out. It`s loaded with style, originality and… More
Christopher Brown
Walter Hill is the man. He kicks some more ass with this great film and Rourke is excellent. A great crime film.