The Movie That Brought Car Theft To Hollywood
Steve Kanayama | 05/22/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"'No Man's Land', a high-octane drama from 1987 was another one of those movies that fell past the back burner to the floor behind the stove. Charlie Sheen fans flocked to this movie, and girls fell in love with a young DB Sweeney (The Cutting Edge)..but that kind of promotion takes away from what a good movie it is. Sure there are technical errors that people who sit glued to TV screens all day love to point out, but for us normal people who don't mind if a gun is on a table one second and then disappears the next...its' safe to say this movie laid substantial ground for the types of car chase movies there are today. Basil Poledouris' musical score is creepy, and the drama between Sheen and Sweeney is great as a young rookie detective who gets thrown into the mix of a slick car theif's (Charlie Sheen) world and finds that the worst mistake he makes...is making a friend. No doubt inspired by 'Miami Vice', 'The Boys Next Door' and even '48 HRS.', 'No Man's Land' is an exciting movie to see once and then never see again. I only say that because if you see it once and then forget about it, you'll never find yourself picking apart the plot or comparing it to today's trashy car-theft, car chase, car sex...blah blah blah movies usually thanks to directors of teenaged 'movie stars'. Rated R for a few uses of the F-word, mildly explicit violence and adult themes..'No Man's Land' earns the respect I have for movies like 'Lethal Weapon', 'Beverly Hills Cop' and 'The Karate Kid'. Once its' been done, its' almost impossible to do it just as well twice."
Steve Kanayama | San Diego, CA USA | 11/17/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of the great action film in 80's.
Unfortunately, it only comes with full screen version
and stereo surround. It does not have any extra such as
interview, deleted scines, nor making of.
I just have to say "What were you thinking MGM?
And yet now HD DVD and Blue Ray is started taking places so kinda wasting time complaing about it.....NOT!