Steve Simels
April 15, 1994 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Another Stakeout

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
performer
Richard Dreyfuss, Emilio Estevez, Dennis Farina, Rosie O'Donnell
director
John Badham
genre
Comedy, Mystery and Thriller

We gave it a C+

Why Another Stakeout? Not because (to paraphrase Bobcat Goldthwait) the 1987 original left so many questions unanswered. Richard Dreyfuss and Emilio Estevez continue to have a certain comic chemistry, but face it: The main attraction of the first Stakeout is an incredibly sexy turn by Madeleine Stowe. In Another, she has been reduced to a cameo, and with Rosie O’Donnell as the female lead, this is obviously a sequel with a considerably reduced level of eroticism. The rest is standard buddy-cop jive, with an implausible plot about missing witnesses and crooked Feds, and the usual facelessly efficient direction by John Badham. C+

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