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      The Taking of Beverly Hills

      R 1991 1h 36m Action List
      40% Tomatometer 5 Reviews 36% Audience Score 100+ Ratings A football star (Ken Wahl) and a policeman (Matt Frewer) foil a mad billionaire's plot to loot the city during a toxic-spill scare. Read More Read Less

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      Chase Burns The Stranger (Seattle, WA) This film is trash, but it's beefy trash. Jan 5, 2022 Full Review Nick Rogers Midwest Film Journal A bonanza of practical effects & pyrotechnics, and a reasonable replication of the "Die Hard" formula before it became the Hollywood default. It's also perhaps the only action film in which the hero can make his play because he's mistaken for a dog. Rated: 3/5 Oct 28, 2021 Full Review Nicholas Bell Unable to maintain the compelling strands of its B-movie narrative from jump, lovers of Die Hard knockoffs and early 1990s cinema may find this of interest, while those hoping for a portrait of Los Angeles from the period will also be disappointed. Rated: 1/5 Aug 26, 2020 Full Review Ed Travis Cinapse This film captures four times the excess of Die Hard on a quarter of the budget. Nov 6, 2018 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Aug 11, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Totally ridiculous, cartoonish 80s-action-movie-that-happened-to-be-made-in-the-90s. it's obviously trying to cash in on the success of hits like Die Hard and Beverly Hills Cop, and it fails miserably. Despite all this is a total blast. Loads of fun with a lead I can't take seriously at all, but is no less fun watching. It's worth it alone for the showdown of the Mullets. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 07/27/18 Full Review Audience Member 80s movie made in the 90s . . . pretentious and wretched Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member The only thing I expected out of this movie was a 1980's style action flick that would just be something to pass the time away.I also never expected to like or even enjoy it but I did.I loved the action, The bits of comedy here & there & as usual, Matt Frewer is always funny.After watching Short Time I'll watch about any movie he's in.You should take a chance on The Taking Of Beverly Hills.Either you'll (Hopefully) enjoy it as much as I did or it'll just be something to watch Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member "The Taking of Beverly Hills" is a curious movie that fails on a lot of different levels, most notably failing to be an entertaining B-movie. It's too silly, forgettable and bland to even be successful at that. Where does this film go wrong? Let's start with the most obvious mistake: the casting of Ken Wahl in the lead role. How far down in the action hero leading man barrel did the makers of this film have to scrape to come up with Wahl? He has no charisma, all of his one-liners fall with a thud and he's almost upstaged by his comic sidekick. And did I mention that his sidekick is played by Matt Frewer? It's almost like Wahl isn't here at all. He has a negative personality. And then there's the script that almost plays like a really bad episode of "The A Team". The blandness of the screenplay is best indicated by the forgettable, routine title. The weak, boring action scenes are "PG-13" at best, but the picture managed to secure an "R" rating in a vain attempt to get some much-needed street cred. The action mostly consists of a tank blowing up buildings, and the script is full of embarrassing football cliches to play off the fact that un-hero Wahl plays a famous football star. The movie takes far too long getting started and pads out the running time with a lot of unnecessary filler material in the beginning, and the bad guys are just as uninteresting as the rest of "The Taking of Beverly Hills". It's a dull and dim-witted movie. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member "La prise de Beverly Hills" Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member Ken Wahl, buscando triunfar como actor de cine, abandona la television para entregarse a este desastre de cinta, con muy poca accion y facilmente descartable. Ken quien? Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis A football star (Ken Wahl) and a policeman (Matt Frewer) foil a mad billionaire's plot to loot the city during a toxic-spill scare.
      Sidney J. Furie
      Rick Natkin
      Original Language
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      1h 36m
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