Hudson Hawk

Danger is his middle name.

Action Adventure Comedy
100 min     5.656     1991     USA


Eddie Hawkins, called Hudson Hawk has just been released from ten years of prison and is planning to spend the rest of his life honestly. But then the crazy Mayflower couple blackmail him to steal some of the works of Leonardo da Vinci. If he refuses, they threaten to kill his friend Tommy.


Wuchak wrote:
Sincere comedy caper sort of lost in translation RELEASED IN 1991 and directed by Michael Lehmann, "Hudson Hawk” stars Bruce Willis as the titular expert cat burglar who has just been released from prison and intends on going straight, but he’s blackmailed by the eccentric Mayflower couple (Richard E. Grant & Sandra Bernhard) into stealing works of Leonardo da Vinci for a gold-making machine that will destroy the world’s economy. Danny Aiello plays Hawk’s partner and Andie MacDowell his maybe babe. James Coburn is on hand as a top CIA agent. The film advertises right out of the gate that it’s a goofy comedy, a parody of caper/spy flicks. The creators & cast bend over backwards to amuse the audience, but there are too few lulls to catch your breath. It’s an almost constant barrage of over-the-top camp and comedy. I laughed several times, but too often I didn’t. Still, it’s a likable albeit curious throwaway comedy and should especially be worthwhile for fans of the cast. It cost an incredible $65 million (no doubt due to the costly globetrotting) and understandably flopped at the box office. THE MOVIE RUNS 1 hour, 40 minutes and was shot in California, New York, New Jersey, Italy, Vatican City, Hungary and London. WRITERS: Story by Bruce Willis & Robert Kraft; screenplay by Steven E. de Souza & Daniel Waters. GRADE: C
JPV852 wrote:
Outrageous, if not inconsistent, slapstick comedy that has its charm I suppose and is a nice, easy watch if you're not looking for anything serious. However, I'd prefer putting on The Naked Gun if I was looking for something similar and done better. **3.0/5**