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What I liked most in the movie is the unorthodox humour. I think it takes more thinking power and open-mindedness to really enjoy this movie and maybe that's why it recieved such a humiliatingly low score and was a box office failure. It will always be appreciated by the special few...
MSN just came out with a list of Hollywood's greatest bombs, turkeys, and
flops. This film was listed as number nine; a travesty.
While true that the film did not make as much money as was spent, that seems to be a fluke combination of expensive sets, and just plain old bad timing in that the public wasn't in the mood for this movie at this time.
The entire feel of the movie is very akin to the Fifth Element, also starring Bruce Willis. Let's face it, both movies are comedies. If you watch expecting a deep, subtle movie, just give up now. Hudson Hawk is pun filled, featuring a plot starring the CIA, the Vatican (yeah, the Catholic Church is a main player), a common thief (Bruce Willis), and maniacal rich people (Sandra Bernhard in one of her few watchable moments). This movie simply must be watched to be truly understood however; a description just won't do it justice.
Plan on comedy and terrible, if mostly clean, puns. Again, very similar in style and sense of humor to the Fifth Element (which is much more favorably ranked; maybe this genre just plays better in space). I, personally, loved it, and while the box office seems to disagree, I think this is one movie that can be safely moved from the terrible movie rack to the cult hits...movies that were enjoyed only after their theatre run.
I give it 9 out of 10.
Sigh - people forgot what a film is - it is ENTERTAINMENT. In these terms,
Hudson Hawk is superb. It has likable characters, interesting plot, good
actors and (most of all) - IT IS VERY FUNNY!
This is, in my opinion, a movie-length Moonlighting - like that, like this.
Whenever the subject of Hudson Hawk comes up during a conversation, it
always lightens my heart to hear someone mention how much they liked
"I don't know why everyone says it's so bad," they tell me, "I liked it a lot. It was fun."
It IS fun, movie snobs be damned! Granted, it's written by the same man who brought us Street Fighter and Beverly Hills Cop III, but he also wrote Die Hard, so we can't totally hold it against him. Steven De Souza peppers this script with silly banter ("Hey, Tommy. Why'd they leave all these rocks and sh** in the yard?" "Those are called ruins, Eddie."), insane characters (especially Darwin Mayflower, hilariously played over-the-top by Richard E. Grant) and some clever gimmicks.
Personally, it's always nice to see Bruce Willis having fun when making a movie. You can tell he's obviously having a blast filming this, as are his co-stars. It does make me wonder why Hudson Hawk wants to have sex with Andie McDowell so badly, as she's not really that attractive (even though she's playing a nun, which should make her EXTRA hot). But then again, the character HAS been in prison for ten years, so I guess that makes sense.
Having some friends over? Want to watch a silly movie you can laugh atand not take seriously? Love movies that have some great, repeatable lines ("How long were you in prison?" "Let's just say I never saw E.T.")? Rent Hudson Hawk, make the popcorn, pour the booze and enjoy a great comedy that deserves to be a cult classic.
I don't know how I missed this picture when it was new, but we watched it this week on TV, and thought it was really cute and funny. Some of the stunts were impossible, but that's what made it cute. We're going to rent it to watch it over!
This film has grown on me over time. When I first saw this back when it
out I thought it was pretty bad, having grown up watching "Die-Hard"
films, it wasn't what I expected.
I revisited it about 5 years later, and I have to say that I now like it
more and more each time I view it (and like the Die Hards less and less).
Most people put this film in the same light as abortions like "Last Action Hero" or "Stop or My Mom Will Shoot", that being a ego-centred, show-me-the-money flick by Hollywood Stars thinking of nothing but their bank balances.
Personally, I think its above that, and aside from some brief moments that are just too wacky, its clever, full of laughs, and the singing/catburglar scenes are hip.
Most people I know either like this film a lot or can't remember it at all, so its truly a hit-and-miss affair. You'll know after about 5 mins whether this is your cup of cappuccino or not.
This film is actually great. Time runs and you laugh all the time. Bruce
sings, and what to say - sings GREAT! The plot is so wicked that any
you'll be astonished with sudden turn.
I HighLY recommend!
I think sometimes people make movies just because their fun and decide not
to take themselves seriously. The same is for viewers. You can watch your
Citizen Kane and Annie Hall. Their should be some movies that are just
suppose to be taken seriously. Hudson Hawk is one. It is one of the
silliest movies that I can't help but love. I'm saying it is as good and
Airplane! or Naked Gun. I sort of fits in its own little
Its one of the few times that Bruce Willis is funny and I love Sandra Burnheart(which is big considering I don't care much for her.) Its also weird how funny David Caruso as Kit Kat, colorful mime.
If you want to sit down and watch a movie you don't take seriously(I mean it, do not try to think at all)then Hudson Hawk is perfect for you to watch.
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Bruce and Danny are adorable cat-burglars. Andie is a crazed secret-agent-nun. Jim plays the usual ridiculous CIA/NSA agent. Sandra and Dick are over-the-top rich megalomaniacs.
What's not to like? Insane jokes populate every scene (including fights). Expecting any serious semblance of a plot-line is setting the bar too high. This film was shot in a similar froth as the genre films of Bing and Bob's "On The Road" series (see "Road to Morocco").
I love it. I bought a VHS and want a DVD of it. Comedy = 10+ Violence = Cartoon Language = Moderate to Strong Plot = 3
Overall 4 of 5 stars
This is one of those guilty pleasures...you should probably hate the irreverence of this film, but it's goofiness is rather original and I'm proud to say that I enjoyed this movie. Yes some scenes do run long and some are just annoying, but if you don't analyze this movie to death, and don't look at it as a classic movie, you can just watch; don't think and enjoy.
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