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Movie Review: 'The Specialist' (1994) Sylvester Stallone plays an explosives expert who doesn't own a tie, and Sharon Stone plays a woman who hires him to avenge the murder of… R Action/Adventure Mystery and Thriller War Luis Llosa Eric Roberts Sylvester Stallone Sharon Stone Rod Steiger
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Movie Review: 'The Specialist' (1994)

MPAA Rating: R

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EW's GRADE
C+

Details Rated: R; Genres: Action/Adventure, Mystery and Thriller, War; With: Luis Llosa, Eric Roberts, Sylvester Stallone and Sharon Stone

Sylvester Stallone plays an explosives expert who doesn't own a tie, and Sharon Stone plays a woman who hires him to avenge the murder of her parents and who doesn't own a bra in this ludicrous high-testosterone action film that takes itself way too seriously. You, however, won't, which is what makes this awful production awfully amusing. Thrill to Rod Stei-ger's howler Hispanic accent and giggle at the soapy shower scene between the self- involved Stallone and his equal, Stone. As a bonus, enjoy the truly good performance of James Woods as Sly's nutso-nasty nemesis. C+

Originally posted Oct 28, 1994 Published in issue #246 Oct 28, 1994 Order article reprints