Dirty Harry Callahan returns for his final film adventure. Together with his partner Al Quan, he must investigate the systematic murder of actors and musicians. By the time Harry learns that the murders are a part of a sick game to predict the deaths of celebrities before they happen, it may be too late...
Dirty Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood) must stop a sick secret contest to murder local celebrities, which includes himself as a target.This is possibly Jim Carrey's best role. I mean, maybe I'm being just a tad facetious, but it is a surprise this is not one he is really remembered for, given how much he really kicks off the film.Roger Ebert gave the film a thumbs up and said "As good as the original. Smart, quick and made with real wit." Gene Siskel also gave it a thumbs up and said "Perhaps the best Dirty Harry film since the original." Many others consider it to be the worst of the Dirty Harry movies. Those others are wrong. This is a top-notch action film, with hints of a slasher movie mixed in!
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"The Dead Pool" is the fifth and final Dirty Harry movie. While the film has more than a few silly moments, it manages to entertain and also not be so terribly sleazy and dark as the previous outing, "Sudden Impact". This previous film, in my opinion, marks the absolute lowest point for the franchise...and at least "The Dead Pool" is an improvement.The plot is a bit overly complicated for such a short film. There's a celebrity dead pool list, a crazed psychopath as well as an angry mob boss to contend with...and it somehow manages to pack it all into the movie. The film has some interesting and likable characters, such as Harry's new partner as well as a reporter Harry initially hates...of course, Harry pretty much hates everybody so this shouldn't come as any surprise.The bottom line is that the movie is enjoyable to watch and although violent (what Dirty Harry movie isn't???), it is less gross and slimy that I expected based on the previous film. Sadly, despite this, the movie did not do all that well at the box office.
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This movie is disappointing in so many ways - cheesy 80s synth music; over-the-top acting by Neeson and Carrey; disjointed plotting (what does the Mob angle got to do with anything?), ridiculous radio control car chase gimmick, etc. But the real problem is the lack of a strong villain. Actually, there is no actual villain for most of this film. And certainly not a villain worthy of Dirty Harry - think instead of Scorpio from Dirty Harry. While most aspects of The Dead Pool are sub-par, all that mess remains moot given the lack of a strong foil to the force that is Dirty Harry Callahan.
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The dead pool is the last in series of the Dirty Harry franchise and as so many franchises it's best that way. Where in earlier entries there was a bit of humour added and Callahan going berserk facing criminals this is a bit about falling in love and shooting those who deserves it.Some scene's were okay like the RC car chase but to add an Asian partner to Callahan you can see were it is all going. But just have a look to the first minutes, Jim Carrey in it as an actor doing his typical plastic facial jokes while making a clip. While attending that I never had the feeling that I was in a Dirty Harry movie. Sure, you could see that Jim is going to make it after this one and he surely did but what the hell is this scene doing in this flick. Further Liam Neeson could not convince me. I do have a love hate with him, some flicks are great with him some don't. Nevertheless, back then they were becoming big but on the boat scene you can see Guns 'n' Roses standing on board and their songs are indeed used throughout this flick. Bad, can't really say that because Clint Eastwood is top notch as always but the script tears it down.Gore 0/5 Nudity 0/5 Effects 2/5 Story 2/5 Comedy 0/5