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The Rookie

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The Rookie

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
G
runtime:
129 minutes
Wide Release Date:
03/29/02
performer:
Rachel Griffiths, Dennis Quaid, Brian Cox, Jay Hernandez
director:
John Lee Hancock
distributor:
Walt Disney Productions
author:
Mike Rich
genre:
Drama

We gave it a C+

It’s easy to see why this cross-generational star vehicle ran out of gas so early in its theatrical run. The story in The Rookie is strictly a retread. One more time, Clint Eastwood plays a tough cop who lets his pistol do most of the talking. Charlie Sheen portrays his rookie partner, and they’re on the trail of big-time auto thieves. Sheen wants to show that he can cut it as a cop, while Eastwood wants to prove he can crack a major case after a career of small ones. This is a standard buddy-cop movie, full of go-through-the-motions performances. Director Eastwood puts some punch into the action scenes, but Rookie is about as tired and predictable as old movie ideas get. C+

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