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231 Ratings

The Dead Pool

Directed by Buddy Van Horn
United States, 1988
Crime, Thriller


Dirty Harry Callahan must stop a sick secret contest to murder local celebrities, which includes himself as a target.

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The Dead Pool Directed by Buddy Van Horn

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  • Hunter Duesing's rating of the film The Dead Pool

    Eastwood's last outing as Dirty Harry is some goofy-ass fun. Jim Carrey does Axl Rose, Liam Neeson has a sleazy ponytail, Patricia Clarkson sets out to nab her some Clint, Pauline Kael gets her comeuppance for the review she wrote of "Dirty Harry" in the New Yorker, and Harry FINALLY gets to wield a harpoon gun, because that .357 magnum is for pussies anyway. The remote-control carbomb chase is an absurd delight.

  • Richmond Hill's rating of the film The Dead Pool

    A hackneyed and tired coda to something which should have terminated on its first bravura outing. By entry number five, the reactionary fire is out and there's little left apart from a star-turn on autopilot wading through a gimcrack script peppered with the kind of deadening novelty then familiar in mainstream filmmaking - gadgetry, ludicrous weaponry, a kung-fu sidekick, et al. A dead loss.

  • Dan Kenneth Gigernes's rating of the film The Dead Pool

    Harry Callahan done as a Hollywood crowd-pleaser. Only a fun sequence with a bomb on a toy car that probably gave fruit to the gaming sequences in the first "Grand Theft Auto" video games is fun to watch, but this too comedic to be a "normal" Dirty Harry movie - a problem as it premiered in a time when box office figures became more and more important.

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