The Hard Way (1991)

hard wayBy Scott Goldfine

A tough-as-nails New York cop (James Woods) is assigned to prepare a prima donna Hollywood actor (Michael J. Fox) for a film role in this action-comedy from director John Badham. The cop slowly softens up and the actor gradually turns into a mensch as they pursue a serial killer known as The Party Crasher.

Overcoming formula and overblown action, this movie’s two stars make it worth the sit. Also stars Annabella SciorraLuis Guzmán, rapper LL Cool J, Delroy Lindo, Penny Marshall and Christina Ricci. Rated R.

GRADE: C+

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