The Big Easy (1986) - Comedy, Crime, Drama

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A corrupt lieutenant in the homicide division is threatened by the righteous DA while trying to solve a string of mysterious murders.

IMDB: 6.6
Director: Jim McBride
Stars: Dennis Quaid, Ellen Barkin
Length: 102 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 3 out of 63 found boring (4.76%)

One-line Reviews (20)

From the opening credits, as McBride takes you aloft and opens up his camera for a thrilling shot of the bayous and countryside rushing by below (backed by the blood stirring zydeco music that drives the entire film), he saturates the story with an atmosphere that brings New Orleans to life.

Although I didn't meet anybody in New Orleans who talked like Dennis Quaid did in this movie, and his portrayal of Rennie McSwain came off as something of a caricature, I still found him extremely enjoyable to watch and as a leading man, he was as sexy as a romantic hero can be.

and i honestly believe its to the authors and directors full intense.

Ned Beatty, John Goodman, and Grace Zabriskie are the part of the first-rate cast in this very decent even if predictable Crime / Action / Thriller / Mystery /Romance

Set and filmed in New Orleanes this is an exciting fast paced action with a lil romance and funny stuff thrown in..along with some down home corruption A good date movie.

Many movies - even the best of the classics - while still enjoyable on subsequent viewing(s), may be slightly less so on these occasions.

Having just watched my video tape of this film again, I found it is just as enjoyable today as it was back when it was first released.

But, all in all it's an entertaining flick.

the sex - all this adds up to an enjoyable package.

Even though the ending is predictable I'm still glad I saw this one.

The movie gets mostly saved by the fact that its a rather light one, with light characters and dialog, which makes sure that the movie for most part remains an enjoyable one to watch, despite all of its flaws and weaknesses.

This movie was an unexpected delight.

So our cop has to figure out who is behind all of the murders,, is it the gangs , or do we have a rogue cop going around killing people vigilante style.. very interesting movie,, well worth watching.

There were times when I absolutely thought this would be my new favorite film, and other times, when I just wanted to turn it off for being so dull and boring.

I stumbled on the premiere in the 80's and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Found film quite dull, more of a romance than suspence.

And the vibrant sights and sounds of the city (including the engaging Creole dialects), are so richly textured that the city itself becomes as much an integral part of the story as many of the characters.

Worth watching!

" It hums along in its own commercial way, enjoyable without being the least bit memorable.

McCabe, and many more) that actually lends more depth to what could have been a cut-and-dried shoot 'em up flick (mixed with some bed scenes for variety), as well as characters/actors who actually play off of each other well, and the film is very entertaining.