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5.0 out of 5 stars A blast of an action movie, 14 July 2012
This review is from: Road House [DVD] [1989] (DVD)
This is what an action movie should be like. Great characters, awesome music, fun and gritty action scenes, a likeable protagonist and an excellent villain. I've always enjoyed Road House. It's just a great movie to enjoy again and again. The film is nearly 2 hours but it doesn't feel like it. The plot isn't very complex but it works for this kind of movie. Patrick Swayze plays a bouncer who is sent to a place called the Double Deuce to clean it up but learns of the town villain Brad Wesley who has the town under his control and as the movie goes on, becomes even more sinister and deadly. You actually really dislike the antagonist which is great and done well. Ben Gazzara does an excellent job as the town's feared guardian and tormenter and when Dalton (Swayze) gets his revenge for things I cannot reveal it's exciting.

The music is superb, there are a range of different songs but a majority of them are from The Jeff Healey band, some which are covers (IMO much better than the originals.) The music fits the movie and is mainly rock/blues.

There is a lot of action in this movie to satisfy fans, plus a lot of brutal fighting. There is also a mix of comedy and emotion. I can't figure out why this movie did poorly at the time but at least there are many fans who appreciate it for what it is.

Overall this movie isn't complex or deep but it's an exciting action packed rollercoaster packed with awesome music. A Patrick Swayze classic that will always be enjoyed.
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