Pretty much made obsolete by 'The Nice Guys', which definitely feels like a revision of Black's apparently butchered script here. Certainly not bad but also not good, with a flat plot, ugly photography (though I like Scott's aesthetics, so could be my DVD), lack of chemistry etc. Dialogue is MVP, but I was underwhelmed given I liked this when I was younger.
"Last Boy Scout" is a potent example of neo-noir, only it's camouflaged by early 90's action movie excess: multiple car bombs, dual-wielding gun fights, and enough f-bombs to make a nun faint. It also has to be one of the most cynical and misanthropic films Hollywood has ever produced. Bruce Willis proves perfectly cast as a private detective so broken down he makes John McClane look like the model of sobriety.
"This being the 90's you can't just walk up to a guy and smack him in the face. You gotta say something cool first"--It ain't no masterpiece, but one of my favorite action movies for sure. It's dark, gritty, and yet there's a certain fantastic, nihilistic humor present in the two main characters (who act like complete assholes) that gets me everytime. Great script. Really great dialog. Very watchable, very quotable.