The Rookie (1990)

rookie“I didn’t lie to him. I just didn’t tell him the truth. ” – Nick

Number of Times Seen – 3 (Theater in ’90, Cable and 10 Jun 2015)

Brief Synopsis – A rookie detective is partnered with a hard skinned veteran in the Burglary division who is trying to catch his previous partner’s killer.

My Take on it – In the late 80’s and early 90’s after teh success of movies like Lethal Weapon (1987), Hollywood churned out lots and lots of other buddy-buddy cop movies where they would pair together two VERY unlikely partners for us to enjoy.

I actually remember seeing this movie in the tehater and thinking at the time how interesting this action movie was.

Watching it now, I must say that the movie feels so generic and basically fits the genre to a T, but doesn’t give us much beyond that.

There is absolutely no chemistry between Clint Eastwood and Charlie Sheen and some of their interactions are really laughable to watch.

This movie became very controversial when it came out due to a scene involving male rape by a woman.  Truthfully, this scene adds little to the movie and it just doesn’t need to be there.

There are so many better movies from this genre to pick from, so unless you just want to watch a lot of things blowing up, this probably isn’t worth your time.

Bottom Line – Very generic buddy-buddy cop film that isn’t anything more than a pure action/destruction movie.  Sheen and Eastwood are laughable as partners. Very controversial because of a male rape scene.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The film featured over twice as many stuntmen as it did actors. Held the world record for the biggest ratio of stuntmen/actors. Reportedly, over eighty stuntmen worked on the movie. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy


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