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      The Rookie

      R 1990 2 hr. 1 min. Action List
      33% 15 Reviews Tomatometer 36% 10,000+ Ratings Audience Score Police Det. Nick Pulovski (Clint Eastwood) isn't so happy when he gets paired with young rookie David Ackerman (Charlie Sheen). Ackerman should have cause for concern too: Most of Pulovski's partners have ended up in body bags. But they'll have to get along if they want to take down the car-theft ring whose leaders (Raul Julia, Sonia Braga) are responsible for the death of the veteran's last partner. Does it matter that Pulovski's been pulled off the case? Not a bit. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Feb 20 Buy Now

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      Audience Member I actually liked it! Good blend of comedy and action Rated 4 out of 5 stars 06/22/23 Full Review Jelisije J An underrated Clint Eastwood movie that features Charlie Sheen as a rookie cop working with veteran cop Clint Eastwood to take down typical criminals in this entertaining cop flick. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 05/12/23 Full Review Tony B Car chases, pile-ups, motorcycles, gun fights, bar brawls, explosions, cheesy lines, a screaming lieutenant, two million bucks, a rookie who goes rogue, a kidnapee who gets raped by a porno star, East LA... Sheen, Eastwood, Julia, Braga… "There's probably 100 reasons I should hate this movie, but right now I can't think of one!" Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Eastwood and Sheen aren’t exactly a dream team full of chemistry. However this is still a pretty under-rated movie. Just forgettable next to a Dirty Harry movie. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 11/07/22 Full Review Sergio C As usual the "critics" get it wrong this movie is much better than anything Hollywood makes these days... Rated 4 out of 5 stars 09/19/22 Full Review r 9 Decent action flick, rubbish buddy cop movie. The reason for the latter is that Clint Eastwood and Charlie Sheen just don't really work as a pairing, when I think of great buddy cop duos - see the preceding 'Lethal Weapon' or the succeeding 'Rush Hour' - I always recall the banter and that the two are subconsciously looking out for each other. Here, it just felt like Eastwood and Sheen weren't connected - despite being policing partners. The action elements help raise this film from the depths though, as all the set pieces and stuff like that come off - there's one scene that Michael Bay would love, I'm sure. The support cast are alright too, I recognised - among one or two others - Xander Berkeley and Tony Plana. Despite those (minor) positives, the initially mentioned parts override them in 'The Rookie'. These type of films need to make you love watching the two leads together, but here I simply didn't - they make for an average partnership, at best. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Empire Magazine Fails miserably to join the ranks of buddy cop classics like Lethal Weapon and 48 hours. Rated: 1/5 May 27, 2014 Full Review Vincent Canby New York Times It's all meant in good fun, but it isn't. It's tired. May 27, 2014 Full Review Gene Siskel Chicago Tribune [A] depressingly familiar mismatched cop adventure ... May 27, 2014 Full Review Eddie Harrison film-authority.com …while I came to scoff, Clint’s last cop movie is actually a fun ride…shopworn characters and yet a little bit of action movie heaven… Rated: 3/5 Feb 20, 2024 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Clint's in this car wreck doing his usual macho thing, which might be enough to satisfy his fans. Rated: C+ Aug 2, 2017 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews One of the worst films directed by Clint Eastwood... Rated: 1.5/4 Aug 1, 2016 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Police Det. Nick Pulovski (Clint Eastwood) isn't so happy when he gets paired with young rookie David Ackerman (Charlie Sheen). Ackerman should have cause for concern too: Most of Pulovski's partners have ended up in body bags. But they'll have to get along if they want to take down the car-theft ring whose leaders (Raul Julia, Sonia Braga) are responsible for the death of the veteran's last partner. Does it matter that Pulovski's been pulled off the case? Not a bit.
      Director
      Clint Eastwood
      Production Co
      Warner Bros., Malpaso Company
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Action
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 1, 2009
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $20.3M
      Sound Mix
      Surround, Stereo
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