TriStar Pictures | Release Date: October 21, 1988 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Mixed or average reviews based on 13 Critic Reviews
Positive:
5
Mixed:
6
Negative:
2
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Indeed, there's so much cutting between Hackman on the ground and Glover in the sky, the overwhelming feeling at the end of Bat 21 is relief that the viewer was able to get through the ordeal without a dose of Dramamine. [21 Oct 1988, p.6]
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Gene Hackman, who plays Hambleton, has always been a master of understatement, an actor whose quiet authority forces you to pay close to seem just a little too subdued had the movie not also featured some broader, more obviously lively performances. [14 Feb 1993, p.56]