The Last Boy Scout (Tony Scott, 1991)
I haven’t tried to find out if Roger Ebert has also written a morphology of ‘the Bruce Willis Movie’, tho I’m sure he could easily, along the lines of his ‘Tom Cruise Picture’. Certainly when I got to the end of The Last Boy Scout there was a strong sense of déjà vu – possibly because I’ve seen Die Hard (John McTiernan, 1988) too many times. But even as you tick off the clichés as they parade past, they still draw you in. People have been entertained by the Odyssey for thousands of years, and Casablanca all my lifetime.
A down and out cynical detective teams up with a down and out ex-quarterback to try and solve a murder.
Bruce Willis, Damon Wayans, Chelsea Field, Noble Willlingham
Garry Gillard | reviews | New: 20 March, 2017 | Now: 20 March, 2017