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      Best Defense

      R 1984 1h 34m Comedy List
      Reviews 13% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings An engineer (Dudley Moore) fails to get the bugs out of a tank before an Army officer (Eddie Murphy) has to use it in Kuwait. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Vincent Canby New York Times It really isn't easy to make a movie as mind-bendingly bad as Best Defense. It takes hard work, a very great deal of money and people so talented that it matters when they fail with such utter lack of distinction. Rated: 0.5/5 Oct 30, 2007 Full Review Trevor Johnston Time Out A dismally unfunny shambles. Oct 30, 2007 Full Review TV Guide Try as they may, neither the cast nor the filmmakers can cover up the fact that this movie, like Moore's prototype, is a dud. Rated: 0/4 Oct 30, 2007 Full Review Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat Spirituality & Practice Aiming for the zaniness of Catch-22, this comedy misfires. Rated: 1/5 Aug 21, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Such a waste of talent on a poor scripted comedy Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Me gusto mucho, es interesante las dos lineas temporales que presenta, una en 1982 con el ingeniero desarrollando el sistema del tanque y la otra en kuwait 1984 con el sargento pribando el super tanque. Si bien por momentos tiene un humor muy simple e infantil, el concepto general es entretenido. A pesar de las pobres criticas recibidas cuando se estreno y que Eddi Murphy odio hacerla. Con el vhs y cable se popularizo Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Underrated and hilarious. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Completely disjointed given its two stars never meet, nor actually exist in the same time period. If you read into the background of this film though Eddie Murphy was not in it initially, but even drafting him in to add extra scenes to try and lift this comedy does not work. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review william s You really have to work at it to put two iconic comedians in an utterly unfunny movie as this. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member I was bored....Damn right sleepy 20 minutes into this. The story is cool but the delivery is a bad punchline one after another. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis An engineer (Dudley Moore) fails to get the bugs out of a tank before an Army officer (Eddie Murphy) has to use it in Kuwait.
      Director
      Willard Huyck
      Producer
      Gloria Katz
      Screenwriter
      Gloria Katz, Willard Huyck
      Production Co
      Cinema Group Ventures, Paramount Pictures
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 1, 2011
      Runtime
      1h 34m
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