Paramount Pictures | Release Date: June 8, 1990
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JamesHMay 16, 2010
Yet another completely unnecessary sequel. There are some entertaining moments and more shattering of glass than I have ever seen in a movie. Apparently the special effects crew was obsessed with that. Eddie Murphy does so-so, both him and Yet another completely unnecessary sequel. There are some entertaining moments and more shattering of glass than I have ever seen in a movie. Apparently the special effects crew was obsessed with that. Eddie Murphy does so-so, both him and Nick Nolte look like they do not want to be doing the movie. Expand
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MovieGuysSep 22, 2013
Another 48 Hrs. proves one thing about movies: If the first movie isn't good, then the sequel will not be good either! In fact, this movie was a great big jumble of violence, prison dues, ill-fated revenge, and hookers.
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juliankennedy23Jun 19, 2014
This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Another 48 Hours: 3 out of 10: If you want a synopsis of what was wrong with many movies in the 1980’s (and why the decade has such a bad cinematic rap despite some great films) Another 48 Hours provides a great starting point. (Despite being made in 1990).

The first 48 Hours was a bonafide hit that started and/or influenced the cop buddy film genre for years to come. It was Eddie Murphy’s first film and along with Trading Places made him a star. It combined comedy with intense straight up action and still works today despite having its conventions replicated in a thousand films since 1982.

Another 48 Hours came on the scene at a different time. Eddie Murphy had just had some high profile cinematic bombs and people were anxious for his next great hit. (Little did we know at the time, how great a wait people would have.) Nothing that worked in the first film works here. Eddie Murphy sleepwalks through his role and the film simply is not funny.

The action scenes are not much better. The villains look like a Klingon Biker Gang. There is a muddled story with a reveal at the end that could not make less sense if they tried. The direction by Walter Hill is pedestrian and the jazzy soundtrack practically assaults the audience.

There are a few positives. Nick Nolte seems game throughout much of the film despite the ridiculous script and some of the action set pieces are decent. Over-all the film is a clear miss and an example of why sequels got such a bad name back in the Eighties (Okay early Nineties).

Overall the film is not worth ten minutes of your time let alone another 48 Hours.
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Steven1981Mar 18, 2020
Another 48 Hrs is the sequel to 1982's original 48 Hrs... Director Walter Hill (Red Heat) returns to make the sequel to his classic action comedy hit. However the story is similar to the original but with names like "Iceman" used constantlyAnother 48 Hrs is the sequel to 1982's original 48 Hrs... Director Walter Hill (Red Heat) returns to make the sequel to his classic action comedy hit. However the story is similar to the original but with names like "Iceman" used constantly until the point of annoyance. Kevin Tighe (Road House) is rather annoying in this film and not surprised Jack Cates (Nick Nolte) knocked him out to be honest. Reggie Hammond (Eddie Murphy) is released from prison to help Cates catch the badguys again. A rip off of the original but nowhere near as good even though the violence level is increased dramatically with explosions, blood and more shootouts. Some nudity scenes aswell but more violence, sometimes more of anything is too much or less which makes Another 48 Hrs a bad comedy actioner compared to the original. Not as funny as the original and more violent but violence fails to make it as enjoyable as the original movie. All in all quite disappointing. Expand
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