Paramount Pictures | Release Date: August 1, 1980 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Generally unfavorable reviews based on 9 Critic Reviews
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)Steve Godfrey
It's a colorless, poorly paced film in which the most interesting thing is McQueen's half-hearted struggle to create a saleable character. Most of the time, the calculation comes across as lukewarm Clint Eastwood, who is not a model McQueen should ever be reduced to imitating. [4 Aug 1980]
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An exceptionally clumsy, unpleasant action-melodrama. [1 Aug 1980, p.C12]
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All of this may be based on fact, but as presented in the cutesy script by Ted Leighton and Peter Hyams, it has the hollow ring of counterfeit coin and the formulaic symmetry of a made-for-TV movie. [11 Aug 1980, p.69]
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Even this garbage-can world deserves a better grade of junk. [7 Aug 1980, p.B4]