Tightrope

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Released 1984

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Director:
Richard Tuggle
Released:
1984
Rating:
R
Tightrope is a suspense thriller starring Clint Eastwood as Wes Block, a detective investigating a string of sexually-related murders in New Orleans. Complicating matters are his struggle to single-handedly raise two young daughters, a growing relationship with a tough rape prevention officer played by Geneviève Bujold, and the troubling thought that the killer shares his own sexual preferences (bondage, masochism, etc.).

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  • 88

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Apart from the other good things in Tightrope, I admire it for taking chances; Clint Eastwood can get rich making Dirty Harry movies, but he continues to change and experiment, and...

  • 63

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Jay Scott

    There are two ways to look at Tightrope: as a Clint Eastwood Hollywood vehicle, or as a world-class movie that deserves to be judged with the best. By the first standard, Tightrope...

  • 50

    Miami Herald Bill Cosford

    It is not in most respects more than an ordinary thriller, however; were it not an Eastwood picture, it would be instantly forgettable. [17 Aug 1984, p.D1]

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Thrillers, Crime, Murder & Mayhem