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Sunday, 12 July 2015

Lightning Jack (1994)

A comedy Western written by and starring Paul Hogan that I unfairly predicted would be Crocodile Dundee in the Wild West. It isn't.
Jack’s a sharp shooter with hyperopia. His partner Ben can’t speak. Robbing banks should be the last thing they attempt, but provided you don’t get caught it’s an efficient and quick way to make a name for yourself as an outlaw.
Cuba does well despite not uttering a word, helping poke fun at people with prejudges. Hogan successfully calls upon his ability to pretend to be one thing while secretly being the opposite. Neither man is the sharpest tool in the box.
Overall, it's simplistic fun with some decent jokes and nice scenery.

2½ fake charms out of 5

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