(InnerMacro) from WAUSAU, WI
Reviewed on 1/24/2023...
A bit too clever for it's own good, this big screen version of Maverick had potential given the stars cast, etc. Unfortunately, it sells Mel Gibson (not the character of Maverick) pretty hard. While scenes where he thinks he recognizes Danny Glover (his partner from another movie Lethal Weapon) might have been funny at the time, they don't age well and seem kind of cheesy - as if the Maverick TV show couldn't stand on its own as a film without gimmicks. I got tired of the Jodie Foster-stealing-my-stuff gag after about the 5th time. I also found it impossible to believe that common people in that age could exchange money in the thousands - the cost of living must be like 1994 instead of 1884. I know this was meant to be a comedy, but seemed too contrived for my taste.
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(Shar) from HIALEAH, FL
Reviewed on 11/28/2022...
All three lead roles were spot on! I remember watching the TV series as a kid and this was even better. Excellent entertainment.
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from SHELLEY, ID
Reviewed on 12/12/2013...
Good Family friendly western show.
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Karen Dallas H.
(kikkilu) from CHICAGO, IL
Reviewed on 9/3/2009...
this is a great movie. it's funny, too. you have this young man (mel gibson) on a crusade to get enough money to play poker on a river boat. a game is coming up with a fantastic reward to the winner. and you've got jodie foster, who is a prostitute with quite a clever mind, figuring out ways to take gibson's and garner's money, or any money, for that matter. there is a part that you will kick off your socks laughing at that has graham green (the "quiet one," the indian in "dances with wolves") appearing in it, as a native american hired by this rich russian to show him how to hunt like a native american and other things that are indian, but who he is milking dry. the russian ends up being on the river boat for the big game too. i'm not going to tell you what happens at that game, but granted, it's fun and funny. this really is a gem.
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