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

Hohum Score

8

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 87 found boring (9.19%)

One-line Reviews (34)

Still, highly enjoyable romp (I wouldn't dare to recommend it to anyone) that reminds the good old days where they made movies that were watchable only because the cool lead actors.

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.

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

It is so totally worth watching more than once.

Although the theme (bank used as the front of drug producing and trafficking), promise to be more than some sort of criticism towards the world's economic system, the bar is set actually quite low to barely surpass the enjoyable cheese.

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?

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.

The damn thing's oddly engrossing.

This Trashy Action-Adventure is Entertaining and Underrated.

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.

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

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

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

No masterpiece, but very enjoyable .

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

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.

the latter was great, while this is pointless.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

I'll do it slow" .

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.

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.

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.

Pointless and stupid buddy-action picture.

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!!!

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

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

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.