Dead Heat (1988) - Action, Comedy, Horror

Hohum Score

9

Engaging

A cop and his undead partner must chase down the diabolical villain who killed him.

IMDB: 6.1
Director: Mark Goldblatt
Stars: Treat Williams, Joe Piscopo
Length: 86 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 6 out of 66 found boring (9.09%)

One-line Reviews (30)

I recommend it mostly based on its conclusion, though found it pretty tedious leading up to that.

It has a fast pace and some good special effects (the disintegration of a woman, etc), but too many repetitive puns about the dead cop's condition (OK.

"Dead Heat" is a boring film.

In the end, the movie produces an enjoyable ride for action fans.

It is hailed by a fair number of those I have subjected to it as the worst movie they've ever seen.

The acting by the two leads (Treat Williams and Joe Piscopo) is good, they manage to keep their partnership fun and enjoyable throughout, and the script is actually very funny at times.

Co-starring Darren McGavin, Lindsay Frost and Keye Luke (The old man from "Gremlins"), the film is a highly entertaining and action packed Sci-fi horror action comedy spoof that combines all genres in one movie.

And any film that feature Vincent Price in a white suit, and a man exploding, is worth watching...

Not that it really matters, having enough action in several great chases and shootouts to really overcome that flaw, and has enough of a sense of humor to be enjoyable without overbearing, though it does need some help from the villain who has a laughable motive and really could've done with some help here.

This is a mostly interesting and entertaining mix of a horror flick with an 80's buddy cop movie.

Neither Chandra or I remembered much about it, but we both enjoyed it more than we expected.

Entertaining 80's horror comedy cop action film.

It lasts all of like ten seconds but it's worth watching at least for that one fine moment of action cinema.

Dead Heat is an enjoyable genre hybrid that has enough scares for the horror label, enough laughs for the comedic name, and enough high speed moments to be branded an action film.

8/10 I say, but judging by some of the other IMBD reviews others wouldn't (boring gits!

Great action packed film.

It mixes these genres in hope to create not a great film, but an enjoyable zombie film with plenty of wit and fun.

That's not to say the ending isn't comical, action packed or even ends on a good note.

Definitely one of the more enjoyable and well pulled-off of these types of hybrid films...

possibly the worst movie ever made .

All of which these actors have scenes that are enjoyable to watch.

Horror legend Vincent Price appears in a couple scenes and he's certainly worth watching, although he too isn't given much to do.

Treat Williams and Joe Piscopo are an engaging odd couple as police detectives Roger Mortis (good one) and Doug Bigelow, pursuing the case of lowlife bad guys who won't stay dead and go about their ordinary business of robbing jewelry stores.

These moments are as insanely entertaining as the likes of RE-ANIMATOR and SOCIETY and so deserve special mention.

Plus a stunning performance by of course Treat Williams who has THE best one-liner on the face of the planet, and it's in this film.

The FX hold up well, even 16 years later, and it's just an enjoyable film.

To be honest, I had to have a coffee to stay awake.

While the SFX are great, especially when all the animals in a chinese restaurant, including half pigs, come to life, the story is mundane.

Rather fun and enjoyable 80s cheese-fest, mixing in the zombie genre with some buddy-cop action movie formulas and managing to make it work, although it's entry as a normal, traditional zombie movie is obviously in question.

If on the other hand you want an action packed, leave your brain in the lobby, tongue in cheek zombie flick, with a side order of buddy-cops take on dastardly criminals thrown in then you aren't going to get much better than this.