To Live and Die in L.A. (1985)


to live and die in la“I got a friend in Hollywood, Donald Duck. You know him? ” – Richard Chance

Number of Times Seen – 2 (Video in the 90’s and 2 Jun 2014)

Brief Synopsis – Two Secret Service agents trying to capture a counterfeiter who murder another agent will go to any lengths to get him.

My Take on it – This movie was hyped as the most tension thrilled movie since The French Connection (1971), but in actuality today it seems quite tame.

Willem Defoe and William Petersen are both adequate here, but neither really shines as the lines between good and bad are crossed so many times in this movie.

The story is borderline boring and only the fact that they throw in some great surprises make this movie worthwhile to watch.

Ultimately tho, this movie is only slightly better than mediocre.

Bottom Line – Perhaps this seemed action packed when it came out, but there isn’t much tension watching it now.  Purely a slightly better than mediocre film that has a few nice surprises but that’s about all it has to offer.

Rating – BAFTA Worthy

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