See it Again – Hudson Hawk

7 thoughts on “See it Again – Hudson Hawk”

  1. You know, I’ve never seen this film, but being a Bruce Willis fan I have heard about it several times and always said “bah, it got bad reviews. I’ll skip it.” After reading this article, though, I think I may take a look.

    Great article!

  2. I saw this in the theatre with my then-boyfriend. He was expecting a straight-up Bruce Willis action flick and HATED it. I had no expectations and took it as a comedy or spoof of action flicks, and laughed the whole way through. It’s all in the preconceptions.

  3. I have always enjoyed this film for what it is supposed to be…slapstick and screwball. Thanks for taking the time to post your review. I am currently sending it around to family and friends who have disparaged it over the years!

  4. Well said, couldn’t agree more. When I saw this in the theatre, I thought it was an awful. Afterwards I would catch it on TV every once in a while, and I would get pulled in by individual scenes, and then find that I couldn’t tear myself away from watching the rest.

    I’ve since decided that the more you see this movie, the better it gets. I probably wouldn’t go out of my way to see it again, but I definitely would watch it if it happens to be on and I’m vegging out on my couch on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

  5. The marketing was a big problem for this film – Willis was right in the middle of his popularity surge for playing John McClane (Moonlight had ended) and the studio tried to cash in on that and sell it as his next big action movie. (The scene where he swings from DaVinci castle was used in all commercials.)

    Once you leave all that behind and realize that it’s a movie about what a guy who just got out of prison will do to get a cappuccino, it’s suddenly a much better film.

    The heist at the auction house is a particularly good scene.

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