flashback film review

Flashback (1990)

flashback film review

“Once we get out of the 80’s, the 90’s are gonna make the 60’s look like the 50’s.” So says Huey Walker, the Abbie Hoffman inspired central character played by Dennis Hopper in Flashback. Wishful thinking on the screenwriter’s part, perhaps. Hopper is always fun to watch but even his performance can’t elevate this film out of the realm of 80’s American pop cinema though I’d rather watch this than most commercial Hollywood films from that decade.

★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ (6/10)

Flashback at imdb

As of August, 2015 Flashback is available to rent from Netflix

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Dan Willard

I guess my journey to film geekdom began in high school when a friend took me to Filmex (Los Angeles Film Exposition) in 1976. The following year at Filmex I saw the premiere of 'Eraserhead' and I've never been the same since. I took some film classes while I was a student at UCLA which introduced me to European Art Cinema and I learned a little about the craft of filmmaking. I make my living as a professional musician and currently live in Oak View, CA.

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