Saturday, April 9, 2011

Film Review - Tough Guys (1986)

Tough Guys stars Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster as two former convicts who have finished serving a 30 year jail sentence for robbing a train in 1955, but getting out has only begun the fun that awaits them.

Tough Guys is a fun movie that works mainly because of its two leads, in fact in some scenes it's easy to mistake Kirk Douglas for his son Michael and Burt Lancaster is also quite good as are Eli Wallach and Dana Carvey.

But despite that and a nice opening song by Kenny Rogers and Burt Bacharach, the written material isn't as lively as the actors are, essentially running out of steam after the 1 hour mark and coming up with a rather contrived chase scene for the movie's third act, and it's a darn shame as there are some quite funny and touching moments in this movie.

But does it affect my overall opinion, well not really as I was quite entertained by most of the movie to let the problems slide, 3 out of 5.

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