Saturday, September 24, 2011

Next of Kin (1989)

Synopsis: Countrified cop and his Kentucky kin go-a-killin’ when mobsters whack the wrong yokel.

Blurb From the VHS Jacket: “He made hearts swoon in Dirty Dancing and busted heads in Road House. In Next of Kin, Patrick Swayze gives further evidence why he’s one of Hollywood’s most exciting stars, delivering downhome charm and big-city heroics as a cop transplanted from the backwoods of Appalachia to the mean streets of Chicago.”

What Did I Learn?: Hard-boiled gangsters don’t stand a chance against hillbillies armed with bows and arrows, birdcalls and a snake or two.

You Might Like This Movie If: You always wanted to see Dennis Weaver’s McCloud character throw away his badge and just shoot all the bad guys.

Really?: Liam Neeson as a backwoods badass? Ben Stiller as an Italian wiseguy? The casting director had an interesting sense of humour.

Rating: Next of Kin is a fun little action movie. 7/10 stars.

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