Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Much maligned on its original release and a commercial bomb, the Tony Scott directed The Last Boy Scout is well over due for a reappraisal in my opinion. Back in the day when Bruce Willis gave a fuck, when Shane Black was best known for Lethal Weapon rather than Iron Man and when action films did things for real, The Last Boy Scout stood out even then as a class above. A buddy action comedy with great action, a sharp script, short but packed runtime and a cast firing on all cylinders… I honestly never understood why this wasn’t heralded as the 90’s classic I always thought it was. Rewatch it. It’s brilliant.
Best Bit: The script.
Buy, Stream, Avoid: Buy
If You Liked this Try: Lethal Weapon, The Long Kiss Goodnight, Iron Man 3, Die Hard