Jim Tudor

MAD DOG AND GLORY (1993) – Blu-ray Review

Mad Dog and Glory stands as a prime anomaly on several fronts. It’s a studio film by an established independent filmmaker (McNaughton was reeled in for this by no less than Martin Scorsese). It’s a gruff cop movie that’s actually a quirky character study mired in grace. It’s a bold Bill Murray film that no one ever mentions. It’s not what anyone expected at the time but has aged extremely well. Cheers to Kino Lorber for letting this glorious dog out again, and in fine form.


True confession time: I have always had an enormous crush on Michelle Pfeiffer. Sure, a lot of that has to do with physical attractiveness- she is one of the most beautiful people alive. But so much of it stems from her presence on-screen, the way she brings- not a vulnerability per se, but more like a raw, exposed nerve to her performances. It was these qualities that were apparent, even when she was first slowly breaking into features in the early 1980’s.