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Midnight Run Review

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A bounty hunter (De Niro) tries to bring in an embezzler (Grodin),despite attempts by rivals, gangsters and the FBI to stop him.

★★★★

In this fast-paced action-comedy, bounty hunter Robert De Niro and bounty Charles Grodin generate sparkling chemistry while on the run from the usual array of mobsters, FBI agents and competing bounty hunters.

Grodin is especially good, whinging on about smoking while taking an indignant moral high ground -a kind of latter-day Robin Hood.

Director Martin Brest comfortably folds in the standard car chases and shoot-outs with deliciously handled comedy that oozes with quick-fired wit.

An expert reworking of the tried and tested-odd couple-shackled-together routine.

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