Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991) - Action, Crime, Drama

Hohum Score

7

Engaging

Forced by the imminent foreclosure of their friend's bar, two lifelong buddies will decide to rob a bank's armoured car, not knowing that its cargo is not money but a new street drug.

IMDB: 6.1
Director: Simon Wincer
Stars: Mickey Rourke, Don Johnson
Length: 98 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 8 out of 91 found boring (8.79%)

One-line Reviews (36)

the latter was great, while this is pointless.

HARLEY … is a quite funny and amiable spoof, extremely likable, and it has a rare (in today's movies) quality—that of being very enjoyable, a strong amusement.

This Trashy Action-Adventure is Entertaining and Underrated.

Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man is good cheesy fun that was kinda fun to watch, sometimes you need the typical and predictable action movie that just has the great exciting scenes to make you at least be entertained.

The attempted character-depth conversations between Harley and the Marlboro Man atop a billboard and elsewhere are boring and cheesy, while the action takes up the rest of the film.

Rourke & Johnson at their coolest on-screen personas, an enjoyable ride about manly men & old fashioned camaraderie !.

Not sure why this movie is rated so low, I found it to be quite entertaining.

The film is very fast paced and there is no shortage of action, confrontation and physical violence.

I'll do it slow" .

It is so totally worth watching more than once.

Harley and Marlboro run into more trouble when the owner of the bank (bad-guy-for-hire Tom Sizemore) sends gunmen (led by the bored Daniel Baldwin) to recover his stolen drugs.

I saw this movie when it came out and I have enjoyed it immensely over the years.

Even if the plot sounds simplistic and formulaic, like dozens of buddy action movies seen before, the writing is very good for this kind of 'genre' film, especially the dialogue exchanges between Rourke & Johnson (some cleary improvised by the actors), that reminds a bit of an earlier Rourke's character, The Motorcycle Boy in Coppola's cult film, "Rumble Fish" ('83).

No masterpiece, but very enjoyable .

Great one liners and almost every character is named after a tobacco product, motorcycle and a brand of alcohol, the highrise scene was great as was the rest of the movie, so if one night you just want to crack open a beer and watch an action packed movie, then this is the one, 9 out of 10 on my scale!!!

The damn thing's oddly engrossing.

Set appropriately enough in that holy of holies of American tack, Las Vegas, HD&TMM is a grindingly obvious and dull buddy pic which, groaning under the dead weight of its two anticharismatic leads, suddenly takes a 135 degree turn into a garish and empty-headed action picture about (who else?

You say cliché like it's a bad thing ...

I have seen the movie a few times and have enjoyed it very much each time.

Some thing don't work so well, such as the Bon Jovi intro song, but the action is cool, the villains entertaining in their wickedness(Tom Sizemore is great) and the screen chemistry between Rourke and Johsson is very comical.

That's not a plot twist by the way, it's a desperate and failed attempt to make something out of a film that was going nowhere.

Four characters in this action packed biker film are named after different brands and manufacturers; Rourke's character is named after the motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson, Chelsea Field plays a character named after the cigarette brand Virginia Slims, Wrestling legend Big John Studd is Jack Daniel's and Eloy Casados is Jose Cuervo, named after the tequila brand.

Sizemore is no stranger to dangerous, mean spirited roles, and he plays the megalomaniac financier with a razor sharp, homicidal calm that's giddily entertaining.

, Free Willy, Operation Dumbo Drop) made an entertaining, trashy action film with an nice sense of humour.

It is this textured characterization of Harley and Marlboro that makes the film worth watching, especially in the first twenty-five minutes, before the action plot interferes.

You have your thrills and chills during the movie but the characters that are brought to life through Rourke and Johnson make this film all the worth while as there are some incredible exciting action sequences.

Pointless and stupid buddy-action picture.

The fight scenes are overacted, the dialog is too snappy for real life, and the characters are so god damned tough you'll look up to them for the rest of your life.

The opening credits scene with Bon Jovi's rock tune "Wanted Dead or Alive" is both soulful and evocative.

Cliché after cliché, bad line after bad line, I thought it would never end.

Director Simon Wincer gives it slick technical treatment (crafty cinematography) and aplomb in it's vigorously over exaggerated action set-pieces and stunt-work, but its liveliness couldn't hide its generic score, banal story structure and silly plotting.

There was no planning, no creativity, no story and no acting throughout the production.

Fortunately, the characterizations of the two leads rescue the film from banality.

A severe _cinephile that I have watched HARLEY … with enjoyed it also, as an unpretentious, funny, youthful comedy of delightful gusto.

It takes a special kind of skill to deliver what might seem risible dialogue in a deadpan way, and both Rourke and Johnson have it, which makes this film a really enjoyable experience, if by no means a masterpiece.

In a version of "Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid" made for the nineties, this buddy-movie finds Mickey Rourke and Don Johnson in some of their most unwatchable work.