48 Hrs.

48 Hrs. ★★½

Not as good as I wanted it to be. The plot gets saggy in parts, but not in a slow-burn, awesome way -- the characters (and viewer) just flounder around until the next thing comes along.

Nick Nolte's gruffness started to wear on me after awhile and not even the energy of young Eddie Murphy could pick things up. And almost every female character was either a helpless prostitute being nabbed as a hostage or a crazy girlfriend who was being bitchy for no apparent reason. It's not like I expect a lot of strong female characters from a 1982 buddy cop movie, but this movie became noticeably misogynistic at a certain point.