Lightning Jack
Lightning Jack (1994)

In this western comedy, a laid-back petty desperado, Lightning Jack Kane and his mute sidekick ride around and get into trouble.

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 11, 1994
DVD Release Date: August 7, 2001
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Critic Score: 6% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Leonard Klady

A good-natured, if laconic, oater that rides along nicely on the screen persona of writer/actor Paul Hogan.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It's impossible to dislike Paul Hogan, and almost as hard to like his movies. They're as goodhearted as they are simple-minded.

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Steve Crum

Politically incorrect jokes (endlessly) about hearing impaired (Gooding) make for tasteless flick.

Stephen Holden
New York Times

The film has no internal comic rhythm to match its faltering sense of humor. Much of the time, it plods along like a mediocre conventional western.

James Berardinelli

Hogan should hang up his spurs until a truly original impulse comes along.

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Film4 Staff

It's a long slow trek from gag to gag.

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Richard Harrington
Washington Post

Lightning Jack feels like a film you might stumble across late at night on the USA Network.

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Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

A Western for people that hate Westerns.

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TV Guide

The relationship between Ben and Jack never really develops any warmth or resonance, mainly because it seems never to have been thought through.

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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
Unforgettable, but really silly and nothing recommentable, Lightning Jack presents some not so funny moments that makes a bad film.
Dean McKenna
Paul Hogan's comedy-western looks a bit unfunny to me since <i>Crocodile Dundee</i> sequels.
Jason Owens
If you like western or comedy movies, you will probably like "Lightning Jack." Paul Hogan stars as Lightning Jack, a cowboy that is famous for… More
James Alvarez
I laughed a little and thats because i remembered some funny things from Crocodile Dundee.
Film Crazy
good film funny
Doctor Strangeblog
Another case where every single good joke was used in the trailer.