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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
    75%
  • Audience Score
    53%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    75%
    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

3 stars

While it's nothing revolutionary, The Hard Way does what it does well. It's your fairly typical buddy cop film but with some nice moments and surprises in the first hour and change. The climax is a little cliche-tastic, but delivers some fun action.

- kenstachnik, Thursday, September 29, 2011

3 stars

Funny action flivk. James Woods is great in this one.

- superclerk25, Thursday, May 8, 2008

4 stars

Exciting comedy thriller with plenty of laughs on LA actor and New York cop.

- deano, Monday, November 20, 2006