Great Action flick--one of my 5 top fave Burts!
Malone is one of my top 5 Burt flicks. White Lightning is tops,
Deliverance and The Longest Yard hover around the 2 and 3 spot, Malone
is next, and I"m sure there's another one, but I can't think of it
right now. I think it wasn't a hit for only a few reasons. The opening
sequence and the final action sequence were weakly written--especially
in comparison with the fine, pulpy human drama of the middle part. And,
the film, though it came out in 87, was actually much more 70s in
flavor. It wasn't nearly exploitative or nasty enough to compete in the
blood-crazed world of insane Norris and Bronson flicks.
And, even though I LOVE Reynold's performance in Malone, he is
constantly in competition with his own overgrown toupee in this one.
Even as I am admiring his subtle damaged tough guy with a heart of gold
characterization, I can't help thinking "damn, that toupee looks like a
giant nylon Brillo pad up there. It has way too big of a "forehead
shelf" and the color doesn't match in the back!" They should have just
worked the bad toop into the story.
But other than that--GREAT! I love it. How come this isn't' on DVD?.
A great movie to ridicule
This movie is perfect for making fun of. Last Friday, I rented this movie
my friends and I could ridicule it. We had a blast. We were also the only
people ever to rent it from our local video store. I feel so