Orion Pictures | Release Date: October 23, 1987 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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METASCORE
Mixed or average reviews based on 10 Critic Reviews
Positive:
2
Mixed:
7
Negative:
1
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Rather than explore the promisingly dark relationship between Sweeney and Sheen-or take advantage of a superior supporting cast that includes Quaid, Bill Duke, Arlen Dean Snyder and M. Emmet Walsh-Werner and Wolf prefer to lose themselves in short-term suspense sequences and elaborate car chases. It's the kind of pointless action that helps kill time on television-where the continuing format prohibits any deep resolution to character drama-but which, in a movie, quickly turns dull and superfluous. [23 Oct 1987, p.G]
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No Man's Land takes the showroom approach. It doesn't get its hands dirty. It embellishes what you'd see if you stood in the waiting room of a Porsche dealership and peered into the service bay. A little more grease is in order. [23 Oct 1987, p.3D]
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Sweeney, however, gives a better account of himself than Sheen in his role. [23 Oct 1987, p.A]