Tuesday 3 October 2023


This movie from 1987, based on a Norman Mailer book, got terrible reviews when it came out, and many people consider it to be appalling. In some ways it is, but I have to say I still think it is one of the most entertaining movies I've ever seen.

I have just watched it again, and still found it enthralling. Yes the acting is a bit odd, but compared to the limp, woke, turgid crap that passes for movies these days, this is a work of sheer genius.

The reviews are terrible but ignore them, reviewers don't know shit from chewed dates. And this movie is definitely chewed dates!

This review is quite entertaining really: https://film-authority.com/2021/03/24/tough-guys-dont-dance/

 "Tough Guys Don’t Dance is trash, but it’s amusingly self-important trash, a film that lays open the vanities and miscalculations of the creative force behind it"

"For bad movie fans, it’s a masterpiece of over-ripe dialogue, ridiculously melodramatic situations, and rabid, macho posturing that curdles the moment it hits the screen. Over 30 years later, we’re still talking about Tough Guys Don’t Dance"