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An A to Z of the World's Deadliest Movie Reviews From Affleck
to Zeta Jones
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Harrison Ford
Actor, The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Harrison Ford offers loutishness for charm.
(John Simon, National Review)
Actor, Blade Runner (1982)
By now it is hard to tell at what level of irony, if any, Harrison Ford is pushing his distinctively dyspeptic personality across the screen.
(Andrew Sarris, Village Voice)
Actor, Frantic (1988)
Dominated by a bland and boring performance by Ford.
(Alan Frank, Frank's 500)
Actor, Clear and Present Danger (1994)
Over-plotted to the point of constipation, with a wooden performance by Ford, whose dogged dullness makes the secondary characters far more interesting than really are. The director tries hard, but basically his job is that of expensive embalmer.
(Alan Frank, Frank's 500)
Actor, Random Hearts (1999)
Dour and grouchy, like Edward Heath making a half-hearted attempt to grope Arianna Huffington.
(Chris Tookey, Daily Mail)
Actor, Hollywood Homicide (2003)
When it comes to hilarity, who doesn't think of the first names in comedy, Harrison Ford and Josh Hartnett?
(Mark Ramsey, Moviejuice)
One source of unintentional comedy is seeing 60-year old Harrison Ford engaging in foot chases and various other physical activities. Ford was getting too old for this kind of stuff 15 years ago when he last played Indiana Jones. Today, it's laughable to see him as a character doing this sort of stuff. (And, on more than one occasion, the stunt man's presence is obvious.) There's no rule that someone into his seventh decade of life has to sit back and relax in a rocking chair, but this is ridiculous.
(James Berardinelli, Reelviews)
In the comedy department actor Harrison Ford comes across being about as funny as President Jerry Ford.
(Gary Brown, Houston Community Newspapers)
Harrison Ford as comedian is not a pretty picture.
(John Anderson, Newsday)
It's a humiliating comedown for Ford, and he looks creaky and grumpy, obviously aware that he is miscast and dreading every scene.
(Jami Bernard, New York Dily News)
I guess you canít blame Ford for being bored during most of this, but itís too bad the fact is so painfully apparent throughout the movie.
(Mark Dujsik, Mark Reviews Movies)
Actor, Crossing Over (2009)
At its centre is 67 year-old Harrison Ford, who should consider a dignified Sean Connery-style retirement. He gives a hammy and preposterous performance.
(Peter Bradshaw, Guardian)
Harrison Ford plays a grizzled old immigration cop with a hangdog, defeated expression, as though heís just been taken to see Land of the Lost. Itís hard to figure out whether Ford is trying to invest the film with gravitas, or is just terribly depressed. Ether way, he comes across as much too morose, sensitive and slow on his feet to be a real-life chaser of illegal immigrants.
(Chris Tookey, Daily Mail)
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