The Last Boy Scout
The Last Boy Scout (1991)

Producer Joel Silver, director Tony Scott, and screenwriters Shane Black and Greg Hicks team up for this gridiron-set action thriller. Bruce Willis stars as Joe Hallenbeck, who was once a top-of-the-line Secret Service agent but has since… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 13, 1991
DVD Release Date: May 26, 1998
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Critic Score: 46% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Last Boy Scout is as explosive, silly, and fun as it does represent the decline of the buddy-cop genre.

Bill Cosford
Miami Herald

Pointless and vile, The Last Boy Scout is a perfect example of what's wrong with Hollywood.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

Strictly for viewers who don't want surprises, just a laundry list of buddyisms.

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Vanessa Letts
The Spectator

Violent, chauvinist and funny, and I enjoyed it tremendously.

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

The apotheosis of the modern interracial-buddy action film genre.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The movie has a lot of laughs, its action sequences are thrilling, its surprises are startling, and it shows a real ingenuity in the ways by which it gets Willis into, and out of, trouble.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It's a slick, dumb, exciting, implausible, surprising movie, told quickly and cleanly.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

The filmic equivalent of a hate crime.

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Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)

A few big laughs, a lot of big explosions and a ripping climax to boot.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews's ultimately not difficult to see why it's considered one of Scott's least successful efforts.

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Flixster Audience Score: 68% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
Early 90s buddy action comedy that really did not age well. While Scott's style is already similar to his later masterpiece True Lies, the story here is… More
Megan S
I love Bruce Willis but why did I waste my life watching this terrible movie.
familiar stranger
Yeah, yeah, guilty as charged. Getting to the movie, I wasn't so involved with its main story because most of the scenes individually were entertaining… More
Conner Rainwater
A ridiculously cool buddy action movie that almost makes it to Lethal Weapon status. This is way more comedy based, but it has enough action to go around as… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"This is the '90s. You can't just walk up and slap a guy, you have to say something cool first."</i> A down and out cynical… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
"Shit, we're bein' beat up by the inventor of Scrabble."

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