MIDNIGHT RUN (Brest, 1988) - They really knew how to make these kinds of movies in the 80s, didn’t they? Well-written, well-acted, competently (though unimaginatively) directed, and -lest we forget- successful both as a comedy and as an action movie. The magic here is, of course, provided by De Niro and Grodin, who have a great rapport, and sell that these two men would come to begrudgingly admire one another. The many little touches like Dennis Farina playing the kind of role he plays best, and the often inventive methods used by all the characters are just the icing on the cake.
Posted on Monday, 1 August 2011
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