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The Hard Way

action & adventure, comedy, thrillers


This action-packed comedy follows a popular movie star (Michael J. Fox), who joins forces with a tough New York detective (James Woods) in order to break out of his "nice guy" screen image.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    74%
  • Audience Score
    53%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    74%
    reviews counted: 13
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  • Audience

    53%

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: Along with some good laughs, there's also a bit of effective tension.

- Brian Webster, Apollo Guide, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: An underrated buddy flick with an original twist and some outstanding stunt work.

- Chuck O'Leary, FulvueDrive-in.com, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: Fox and Woods let off some good sparks in a vivacious, witty and fast romp

- Clint Morris, Film Threat, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Audience Reviews

4 stars

One of my favorite buddy/comedies ever made.

- YLOWBSTARDreturns, Sunday, September 9, 2007

3 stars

Seen this on TV a few times and always forgot the name. An enjoyable film about a big method acting star who teams up with a tough cop to prepare for his new role and ends up in danger!

- Deano78, Thursday, May 31, 2007

2 stars

This buddy cop movie is exactly the kind of cliched formulaic nonsense parodied by Last Action Hero. Woods as the usual tightly wound workaholic cop and Fox as the pampered Hollywood film star who inevitably teaches him life lessons are watchable enough, but it's nothing we haven't seen a hundred times before.

- garyX, Thursday, March 8, 2007