Friday, June 22, 2007

Murphy's Law (1986, J. Lee Thompson)

"Jack Murphy is a cop who is running to stay alive long enough to even the score with his wife's killer"

Charles Bronson plays a no nonsense cop in this cliched 80's action fest. He throws groceries at cars, he doesn't play by the rules, he drinks too much, he swears too much, he spouts off one liners as much as he can, and he even makes girls who are 20 years younger than him somehow fall in love with him. Yup, typical 80s film right here.

I don't even know what to write about this film. It has every cliche in the book meanwhile telling one of the most cliched stories ever. Bronson is what saves the movie and is as always interesting to watch as he runs around and shoots people at close range. This is the only thing the film has going for it but it's still not enough to make the fun that much fun.

What else? Nothing much really, it was just a fun little way to kill off an hour and a half. I will watch anything with Charles Bronson in it, as will most film fans I think , and at least I can check this off of my long list of Bronson movies to watch.

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