The Last Boy Scout (1991)

last boyscout “This is the ’90s. You can’t just walk up and slap a guy, you have to say something cool first. ” – Joe Hallenbeck

Number of Times Seen –  At least 10 times(Theater in ’91, 12 Oct 1992, Cable, video, DVD and 10 Aug 2014)

Brief Synopsis – A down on his luck private investigator is hired to protect an exotic dancer who has gotten herself into more trouble than anyone could imagine.

My Take on it – Bruce Willis was at his peak when this movie came out and he was perfectly cast in the title role as the P.I. that is great at his job but isnt very well liked by everyone around him

Pairing him with Damon Wayan as a former football quarterback makes for an interesting dynamic in the buddy-buddy action movie and it works well here.

The dialogue is very witty and even 23 years after first seeing this I laughed and smirked at most of the one liners even when I was expecting them.

The script and plot are well written that you don’t pay much attention to the few holes in the plot because it’s so damn entertaining.

The villains are thinly constructed but much of that is due to the fact that writer Shane Black used their stock qualities to emit laughter from the characters on screen and the audience watching the movie.

Really loved revisiting this one!

Bottom Line – Very fun action thriller. Willis is great in this kind of role. Snappy dialogue along with an extremely fun and witty script help keep this very entertaining. Recommended!

Rating – Globe Worthy


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