Monday, December 10, 2012

Midnight Run

Bounty hunter Robert DeNiro has to get mob accountant Charles Grodin from New York to Los Angeles while being chased by the mafia, FBI and a rival bounty hunter. Directed by Martin Brest.

Once in a while Hollywood gets it right, and you can almost forgive all the crap they make. DeNiro and Grodin have great chemistry, the script is pretty much flawless, and all the pieces fall perfectly in place at the end of the film, including the bit about DeNiro's watch. The scene where Grodin impersonates an FBI agent is very funny, the scene where DeNiro meets his daughter is actually quite touching, and Brest films the whole thing as if MTV never happened.

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