Midnight Run (1988)

Midnight Run 1988

US Title:
Midnight Run
Year:
1988
Country:
US
Director:
Martin Brest


What’s It About?
A gruff bail bondsman is dogged by setbacks as he attempts to transport a former mafia accountant from New York to Los Angeles.

Short Review: 100 Words or Less (no spoilers)
I liked it. For me, this movie works particularly well because of leads Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin. Both actors are really strong here, playing men at odds with one another yet each masking a growing respect for the other underneath their bravado and shenanigans. Both characters are very likeable and their budding bromance during their cross-country odyssey carries the movie well. I watched this film for the first time only recently, which is almost three decades after its initial release, and was struck by how well the film stands the test of time.

Final Grade: B

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