Notebook Reviews: HUDSON HAWK

5 out of 5 stars

Michael Lehmann – 1991

Michael Lehmann‘s Hudson Hawk is an under-appreciated masterpiece. This Bruce Willis starrer may have been hammered by the press and bombed at the US box office, but it’s fantastic fun.

The humour may be a required taste, but if you embrace the film you’ll be rewarded for it. The supporting cast is great – Danny Aiello, Andie MacDowell, James Coburn, Richard E. Grant and Sandra Bernhard all deliver. However, this is Willis’ show and he’s at his charismatic best here. The action set pieces are well staged – as are the musical numbers and the Michael Kamen‘s score is wonderful. 

Hudson Hawk is brilliant.