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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Sylvester Stallone
Estelle Getty
Jobeth Williams
Roger Rees
Directors
Roger Spottiswoode
Screenwriters
William Davies
Running Time
87 minutes

Stop Or My Mom Will Shoot
Sly does comedy, with a little help from a Golden Girl.


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Plot
A tough detective's mother comes to visit him and begins to meddle in his life and career


Verdict
Director Spottiswoode invests the action sequences — Mom, as you’ll have guessed, is a slick car chase driver — with as much speed and energy as he can, but the one-joke material is depressingly thin for the man who made Under Fire. Stallone is reduced to antics like a dream sequence in which he’s wearing nappies, and he comes off a faintly desperate, hulking second banana to the tiny, wisecracking Getty. Even at only 87 minutes, life is too short to sit through this.


Reviewed by Angie Errigo

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