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Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man

1991

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  • The film fails to capture the operatic pull of the self-pity that's coursing through the veins of the movies, videos, and beer commercials under its lens. There's certainly nothing here to match the lunatic formal grandiosity that Michael Bay would soon bring to Meat Loaf's similarly have-it-both-ways video for "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)."

  • Part of what’s made this middling action movie so durable—besides its ready-made “Movies For Guys Who Like Movies” template—is how endearingly uncool Harley and Marlboro are, as a biker and a cowboy who don’t really belong to any particular time and place. Maybe that’s why Harley Davidson And The Marlboro Man takes place in the future: It’s science fiction.