Hugely entertaining in the opening scenes; then, more cheesy action takes over (enter Officer Stalk!). Many interesting details from Reagan-era America. Brigitte Nielsen has real teeth. Jeans high enough to cover her belly-button. Stallone's such a pleasure to listen to. I never realized how entertaining he was. Never takes himself seriously either. Probably wears dirty citrus leather fragrance (Versace L'Homme).
Terrible acting, dialogue and action scenes. Just about everything misfires in this mess of a movie. Despite this there is a handful scenes (mostly montage scenes without dialogue or plot) where the 80's aesthetic really shines and brings the movie close to Michael Mann's Miami Vice territory. There is also a great score by buried under all the pop songs. Still, a fun curiosity.
Slick, stylized, fascist garbage. Severely lacking the heart of Stallone's personal projects, and devoid of the brilliant satire of the first Dirty Harry installment. Certainly enjoyable in some fashion, as the 80s action aesthetics provide an archaic, fascinating formal approach to the story.
This is a movie that: first i kind of still love for what it is, it's cheap, corny, violent and very dumb but nonetheless fun. And second is a movie i would have loved to see Stallone make in the present time. I think Stallone has improved as a director and a writer, i'd have loved to see this in the style of the recent Rambo.