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Movie Review: 'The Specialist'

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The Specialist

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
performer:
Luis Llosa, Eric Roberts, Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone, Rod Steiger
genre:
War, Mystery and Thriller, ActionAdventure

We gave it a C+

Sylvester Stallone plays an explosives expert who doesn’t own a tie, and Sharon Stone plays a woman who hires him to avenge the murder of her parents and who doesn’t own a bra in this ludicrous high-testosterone action film that takes itself way too seriously. You, however, won’t, which is what makes this awful production awfully amusing. Thrill to Rod Stei-ger’s howler Hispanic accent and giggle at the soapy shower scene between the self- involved Stallone and his equal, Stone. As a bonus, enjoy the truly good performance of James Woods as Sly’s nutso-nasty nemesis. C+

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