Cinema: Stickup

Stickup 48 HRS. Directed by Walter Hill Screenplay by Roger Spottiswoode, Walter Hill, Larry Gross and Steven E. de Souza

This movie is like one of those new glues that are propped up near the cash register at the hardware store: it promises to bond two entirely incompatible substances forever. And as with the exotic epoxies, you know what will happen even as you shell out your cash; the job is going to fall apart the minute you look at it too hard.

The disparate elements that the film makers are trying to...

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