Yes, it is better than THE DEAD POOL, but that is not saying much.
Ugly, that is the first word that comes to mind. What an ugly, gory,
gross out, piece of crap. Let's grant the shaky morality of returning
murder for rape. I will not go there. It is certainly debatable. The
film glories in head and genital bullet shots. Yes, I love seeing
bullets into heads; it makes my day. First, when you shoot someone in
the head it is not that nice; see brains and blood fly all over in a
lovely gore explosion. Think of an exploding watermelon. The film
desensitizes the costs of violence; it is all neat and clean. Neelan's
performance is without equal in the most gross, disgusting character
even depicted on screen. Look, I am sullied after wading though the
sewage that is modern film; this, even though made in 1983, is flat out
It is full of cringe worthy moments, yes the make my day scene is one
of them. First, if his reflexes were any slower they could have painted
a mural waiting for the old geezer to pull his piece. In real life he
would have been riddled with bullet holes before grandpa even got the
piece out. How about the romance between him and the 25 years younger
Locke, yuuuuuch! Please, at least it was off camera. He arrives in a
small town and there is a robbery right in front of him what a
coincidence. The whole shooting up the mafia enforcers, yes now there
was a realistic scene. Look how far down from DIRTY HARRY we have come?
Even THE ENFORCER was a masterpiece compared to this. Sondra Locke was
one of the most beautiful actresses of the 1980's but she could never
act. Psycho boy gets old very fast.
When Sondra said her lines, in my theater in 1983, people were
laughing. Again, watching her tool about shooting men and one women in
the genitals and the head just is not my idea of a good time. Instead
of the great Harry Guardino, we get some faceless, bad acting stand in.
This really was close to the nadir for the Dirty Harry franchise.
Sondra took out the monkey movies with her abysmal singing which makes
her acting seem like Bette Davis. She is on screen here way to long and
her acting wrecks the movie. The supporting cast is just awful. Pat
Hingle is the only actor among them. The film is unrelentingly non stop
violence, gross out dialogue and really ugly imagery. If you enjoy some
bad acting tart driving around shooting men in the genitals and head,
this is the film for you. Again, the morality is quite dubious. We
revoked the death penalty for rape about 50 years ago. BRING A BARF BAG
AND A PAIR OF SUNGLASSES.