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  • Starring: ,
  • Summary: Terry Brogan (Bridges), a football player who is fired from the team, is recruited by an old friend (Woods) to track down a girlfriend in Mexico.
  • Director: Taylor Hackford
  • Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Romance, Crime
  • Rating: R
  • Runtime: 128 min
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 4 out of 10
  1. Against All Odds is so lively and enjoyable on its own terms that its genre problems, while real, are easily overlooked. Mr. Hackford's brand of glossy, romantic escapism doesn't have to work as an homage. It has a vitality of its own.
  2. 75
    There is a lot of plot in this movie - probably too much. The best thing to do is to accept the plot, and then disregard it, and pay attention to the scenes of passion. They really work.
  3. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    70
    If not for a somewhat murky and misanthropic ending, Against All Odds would stand as a well-engineered second-try at 1947's "Out of the Past."
  4. The story wanders unconvincingly and tediously into corporate law offices and big, splashy nightclubs. Still, Mr. Hackford has the documentary maker's eye for realistic detail, so it all looks right. [01 Mar 1984]
  5. 30
    Little remains of the original but its weakest element - its overelaborate intrigue - and Hackford seems only to scramble it further.
  6. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    25
    Not even a bravura performance from Woods, some steamy love scenes between Bridges and Ward, and a thrilling daylight car chase down Sunset Boulevard can pull this confusing remake out of the doldrums.
  7. Reviewed by: Richard Schickel
    20
    The result is a flat, dumbly brutal movie, full of overplotted complexity and empty of all emotional resonance, except that provided by the presence of Jane Greer (the original film's dark lady, here doing a supporting role) and Richard Widmark.

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