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4.0 out of 5 stars not a patch on the original
I suspect that if this was not a sequel then it would attract better ratings. The original 48 Hours [1983] [DVD] is one of the all time classic thrillers, this is a not too bad thriller that loses the magic of the original.

The original was a cracking progenitor to the mismatched buddy thriller, with Nolte as a big grumpy bear of a cop, with Eddie Murphy as the...
Published on 2 Jan 2012 by tallmanbaby

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3.0 out of 5 stars You got framed. That's what every convict says!
The theme tune says it all really, the boys are back in town. Nolte and Murphy are back together as cop and convict wading through a plot as lazy as it gets. Walter Hill directs once again and it's only his action scenes that stop this from being an outright stinker.

Every thing about it comes off as a cheap cash in lacking originality, with scenes even...
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4.0 out of 5 stars not a patch on the original, 2 Jan 2012
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tallmanbaby (Scotland) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Another 48 Hours [DVD] [1990] (DVD)
I suspect that if this was not a sequel then it would attract better ratings. The original 48 Hours [1983] [DVD] is one of the all time classic thrillers, this is a not too bad thriller that loses the magic of the original.

The original was a cracking progenitor to the mismatched buddy thriller, with Nolte as a big grumpy bear of a cop, with Eddie Murphy as the street smart fast talking con man he has to work with.

It does include some cracking action scenes, and some of the most memorable villains in the genre. The original characters are all present and correct, although the love/hate relationship is no longer quite so appealing. There is less comedy this time around, and a darker tone, although the photography is a lot less memorable with less location shooting and more shooting on generic sets. The main problem though is that the screenplay insists on retreading all the best elements from the original film to lesser effect. So we get Nolte and Murphy hitting each other, an arbitrary deadline of 48 hours, another scene in a bar, a villain with a gun to Murphy's head, a showdown in China town. Perhaps most damaging is the fact that the plot really goes all over the place, picking up numerous film cliches, without really engaging you.

By thriller standards this is not bad, but it is not a patch on the original.

Finally no extras to speak of, just a trailer.
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3.0 out of 5 stars You got framed. That's what every convict says!, 19 Jun 2014
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Spike Owen "John Rouse Merriott Chard" (Birmingham, England.) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Another 48 Hours [DVD] [1990] (DVD)
The theme tune says it all really, the boys are back in town. Nolte and Murphy are back together as cop and convict wading through a plot as lazy as it gets. Walter Hill directs once again and it's only his action scenes that stop this from being an outright stinker.

Every thing about it comes off as a cheap cash in lacking originality, with scenes even reproduced from the first film here. A strong supporting cast of character actors file in to make some easy money, with the likes of Brion James, Ed O'Ross, Brent Jennings and Kevin Tighe at least proving to be reassuring presences.

Murphy and Nolte jostle, fight each other and swear a lot, which would be OK were it not already done so much better in the first film. All things considered, it's a no brainer really to suggest you watch the first film instead. 5/10
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5.0 out of 5 stars hilariouse at times another great 80s film, 12 July 2014
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the follow up to 48 hours ,reggie gets of of jail after serving another 5 years for the money he stole before his first sentence.after being shot at ,his car being blown up,and jack being back on his back blackmailing reggie with the money to stick together and find the iceman who want them both killed,hilariouse at times another great 80s film,(bad language) for those who don't like it,i recommend this film
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5.0 out of 5 stars All time Classic, 23 April 2014
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Who does not picture Eddie Murphy in the jail - anytime Roxanne is playing on the radio !! One of those films that can be watched over and over again - E Murphy and N Nolt just work so well off each other - superb !!
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5.0 out of 5 stars eddie murphy, 6 Mar 2014
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excellent film,any film eddie murphy makes is a must to watch as i am a fan,good story,good laugh and very entertaining.if you like eddie murphy watch boomarang with grace jones excellent
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3.0 out of 5 stars When Murphy didn't need the fat suit..., 10 Feb 2014
This review is from: Another 48 Hours [DVD] [1990] (DVD)
San Francisco cop Jack Cates has been after an unidentified drug kingpin who calls himself the "Ice Man".

Jack finds a picture that proves that the Ice Man has put a price on the head of Reggie Hammond, who is scheduled to be released from prison on the next day. Jack tries to convince him to help clear his name and find the Ice Man, but Reggie says he won't help unless he gives him the $500,000 that Jack has been holding on to.

Jack refuses unless Reggie helps him......

One of those sequels that were made in the late eighties, early nineties when the stars power was dwindling, and the original was quite successful.

Thankfully this isn't the dog you've been led to believe, and to be fair, it's a lot more exciting than the original. They have tried to relate both films by making one of the bikers the brother of one of the people who were killed in the first one, but this is all about the stars.

The script is good, and Nolte really stands against Murphy, who was easily one of the biggest stars in the world at the time.

Set pieces are good, the plot can be a little incoherent at times, but it hurtles along at a good enough pace, you really forget that the chief bad guy is named after a Marvel character.

If it were made before Harlem Nights, it would probably have had success like BHC 2, but one feels that Murphys ego was partially to blame.

A fun movie.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Murphy and Nolte Keep This Enjoyable Sequel Alive, 18 Jan 2014
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Panned by critics upon release, but Another 48hrs isn't that bad. True the movie is thin on plot and is just a rehash of the first film- even to the degree of copying some scenes. However the pairing of Eddie Murphy and Nick Nolte is magic, adding much needed spice to the movie.

The bad guys (a bunch of bikers) are nasty enough- and one of Nolte's own is the head guy! Some good comedy moments and outstanding action sequences make this sequel a winner- hey it's entertaining for what it is. Though some may find the F bombs which frequent the movie about every ten seconds and gratitous violence a little too much to bear.
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4.0 out of 5 stars good film, 13 Jan 2014
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bought on behalf of my son, and his opinion is that this is a very good buy,and well worth the money.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic, 1 Oct 2013
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Nolte at his gruff best again with an all time reprise of Murphys scatter gun wisecracking wit. As good as the original.
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5.0 out of 5 stars brillilant film, 15 Aug 2013
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Another 48 Hrs is another classic action film and if you liked the first film you will love this one. i love the chemistry between Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy. but yep classic film.
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