Mad Dog and Glory
Mad Dog and Glory (1993)

John McNaughton directed this Richard Price-scripted comedy about a cop who learns to love an unwanted gift from a gangster. Robert De Niro plays Wayne Dobie, a shy and reclusive Chicago cop who has never fired a gun. Dobie is an evidence… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: March 5, 1993
DVD Release Date: October 10, 2000
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Critic Score: 77% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Inspired casting and a prevailing sweetness make Mad Dog and Glory an oddball treat.

Adam Mars-Jones
Independent (UK)

These are all talented people, but on this project they seem oddly divided, within themselves as well as from each other.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Mad Dog and Glory is the kind of movie I like to see more than once.

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Ray Pride

Tonally, it's not the film that got Scorsese's attention, Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, but set alongside any of McNaughton's pictures, [all] are formally of a piece: rhythmic, economical and quietly urgent.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

De Niro seems committed to the part of the sensitive loner, while Murray all but succeeds in mixing smooth and sinister, heartfelt and hot-tempered.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Throw Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman and Bill Murray together in a Universal Pictures movie and what do you get? Something that starts off at a beautiful clip before back-pedaling like crazy into a risk-free happy ending.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

The movie isn't exactly laugh-out-loud funny, but it does have a light spirit like a comedy would.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

An almost unconscionably enjoyable movie that plays like something conceived by a contemporary, furiously hip Damon Runyon.

James Berardinelli

The tone is uneven, with the dark moments lacking a tanglible sense of danger and the uplifting scenes missing a much-needed lightheartedness.

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TV Guide

An edgy romantic drama that never quite jells, but has enough moments of humor and/or charm to make it worth seeing.

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
DeNiro when he still had IT. Bill Murray as a manipulative, backstabbing, but very personable hood! And Uma Thurman as the woman between them. Thoroughly… More
Mark Walker
Whatever happened to director John McNaughton? Not since "Wild Things" have I heard his name mentioned. Apparently he is still making stuff but seems… More
Melvin White
Milo: You love her? I own her!  "A cop who'd rather be an artist. A mobster who'd rather be a comic. And a woman who'd rather be anywhere… More
Lady D'arbanville
I really enjoyed this film, one to just sit back and relax with. Love the more humble parts De Niro plays as well as the powerful. Was this the first film… More
Chris Garman
People are never happy with where they are. You can always do more, even if you think you have what you want. It's never enough when you get there. For… More
xGary Xx
A pretty decent comedy drama with some odd casting, but lets face it, these you could watch these guys in nearly anything...the plot actually has a little depth… More