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The Last Boy Scout (1991) – A Hall of Fame Quick Capsule Review

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


9 out of 10 stars



Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...

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