The Mighty Quinn (1989) - Action, Crime, Drama

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When police officer Xavier Quinn's childhood friend, Maubee, becomes associated with murder and a briefcase full of ten thousand dollar bills, The Mighty Quinn must clear his name. Or try to catch him, which could be even trickier.

Director: Carl Schenkel
Stars: Denzel Washington, Robert Townsend
Length: 98 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 3 out of 30 found boring (10%)

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This is just one of the surprises in this very entertaining movie.

I read a previous comment calling this movie boring, so I had to respond.

It's fascinating for quite awhile.

Totally worth watching .

Smooth and charming Police Chief Xavier Quinn (a fine and likable performance by Denzel Washington) has to search his Jamaican island beat for lovable local rascal and old childhood pal Maubee (a wonderfully engaging portrayal by Robert Townsend) in order to clear Maubee's name after he's accused of murder.

It's a boring mystery tale, that never manages to get you involved, and when everything is revealed you don't get any particular pleasure from the resolution.

An outstanding and entertaining mystery with Denzel .

This May Be One Of Denzel Washington's Worst Movies.

Even when Xavier forgets to pick up his son and finds him hours later, alone and in the dark, it's not the end of the world, the child is entertaining himself and he forgives his father - easily.

Enjoyable mystery thriller .

It's not especially exciting, mysterious, amusing, or engaging in any other way.

Based upon the book "Finding Maubee", it's an intriguing murder mystery with a Jamaican flare.

And everytime things start to slow down, the movie drops another dead body in.

Capably directed with considerable flashy panache by Carl Schenkel, with a pleasantly casual pace, and a colorful and absorbing script by Hampton Fancher, further buoyed by an extremely catchy'n'bouncy reggae soundtrack, nice touches of wry humor, and a flavorsome Caribbean tropical setting, this film possesses a certain affable laid-back appeal that's impossible to either dislike or resist.

This is one of the most entertaining movies I've seen all year.

An enjoyable Caribbean mystery .