A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him in order to track down a killer.A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him in order to track down a killer.A hard-nosed cop reluctantly teams up with a wise-cracking criminal temporarily paroled to him in order to track down a killer.
- (as Olivia M. Brown)
Before I decided to comment on this film I clicked on Eddie's name to see what films he had coming up, Daddy Day Camp, thats right a sequel to Daddy Day Care. Is there really anyone who wants to see that? Compare Daddy Day Care, Dr Dolittle or god help us Haunted Mansion to 48 hrs, hmmmm slightly different aren't they. What has happened to Eddie Murphy, OK fair enough do the odd kiddie film but please, please do some adult comedy/action thrillers too, because isn't that what made him a superstar in the first place? 48 hrs was Eddie's first film and he is absolutely brilliant in it. He is helped by the excellent Nick Nolte to be fair. Eddie is in prison and cop Nolte needs his help to catch a very mean criminal, so he gets him out of jail for 48 hrs to team up with him, and they hate each other! they hate each other a lot! what follows is some of the best comedy and action seen in any film in the 80's or anyother decade for that matter. Directed by Walter Hill who has made some cracking films like The Wanderers and Southern Comfort, this film never lets up its terrific entertainment. Several years later they made a carbon copy follow up called Another 48 hrs but it was very disappointing, it couldn't match the original but then again what could? Even Lethal Weapon isn't quite in the same class as 48 hrs ***8/10***
- Jun 27, 2004
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