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It features some of the most genuinely stupid and amusing tough guys in the history of cinema, and a tantalizing slow burn by Deniro, a shortchanged ex-cop, who just wants a peaceful little coffee shop as payment for his decency and integrity. The comic chemistry between Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin is top-drawer. Surrounded on all side by ethical infants, these two characters at least know the difference between virtue and vice, and are ironically the moral backbone of the film.
Comedies that don't wallow in their humor are twice as much fun, and Midnight Run maintains a swift pace throughout. Situation-wise, it's a dynamo of action. I found the denouement to be quite moving as well, at the very least it provokes thought.
If you're looking for a comedy with depth, bite, wit and excitement, then catch Midnight Run. The DVD's spiffy special features quite simply reinforce my recommendation of purchasing this one, not just renting.
My favorite scene-and it's tough to pull out one scene from a film which has no weak moments-is also DeNiro's visit to his home and his interaction with his daughter, one of the most tender moments in an action film.
Midnight Run is without a doubt the best "buddy" film ever made. The reason is because Jack and The Duke's friendship takes the whole movie to develop. Nothing about their relationship is cut and dry. The Duke will do something to make Jack like him one minute, and then upset him the next with repeated escape attempts. The film also features the perfect mix of action and comedy as well. There are certain points in the film that are extremely funny and entertaining. The dialogue in this film is first rate. Then you are also drawn into the film because there are so many obstacles Jack and The Duke must overcome on their way to L.A..Read more ›
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DiNero and Grodin worked this movie as brilliantly as any comedy duo in recent memory.Published 5 days ago by PATRICK DALY
I loved this movie as a 15 year old when it came out and it still holds up today in 2016. Says a lot about good writing. Read morePublished 19 days ago by B. Burke
GRRRRRREAT FILM - An Odd Couple with Bounty Hunters.............
Just Buy It - Especially if you're a fan of either DeNiro or Charles Grodin!!!!!!!! Read more
One of my all time favorite movies and will forever & always remind me of my loving dad whom also loved this movie... We used to quote it all the time...Published 25 days ago by Donna Conn
Funny, exciting, touching at times......good chemistry between actors......Dennis Farina is a hoot, typical cranky mob boss with dippy sidekicks screwing up everything!Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
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