Road House is startling because of the intensity of its violence and because of Swayze's mindless posturing.
| Original Score: 2/4
All Road House amounts to is a botched southern, and it's not worth a detour.
| Original Score: 1/4
Eventually it mutates into a paranoid revenge plot that might be called Walking Short.
An immensely enjoyable slice of romanticised fisticuffs, this is a Western in every respect except the stetsons and six guns.
| Original Score: 4/5
Good-natured enough, but essentially an excuse for lots of mindless violence perpetrated by one-dimensional characters.
Swayze kicks some serious ass
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Swayze is up to a part that requires him merely to show his muscles and dexterity, but Gazzara is trapped in his hopelessly evil caricature, leaving Sam Elliott (in a too-limited role) to provide the film's only real charm.
Its vigilante justice, lawlessness and wanton violence feel ludicrous in a modern setting.
Badass brawls, broken beer bottles, booming beats, big boobs and bad blood.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Road House is the mother of all stop signs for channel surfers everywhere.
'Road House' is a terrible movie, and by 'terrible' I mean 'awesome.'
| Original Score: 4/4
...it's hard to go wrong with a film that features such choice bits of dialogue as "nobody ever wins a fight," "be nice until it's time to not be nice," and, of course, "pain don't hurt."
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Mindless entertainment of the highest order.
the gayest thing next to a gladiator movie
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Very cool, Very fast, and more action than the L.A Freeway. Perfect Popcorn Entertainment.
I hated this movie as a teen. Haven't seen it since.
| Original Score: 1/5
A forgettable fist-flinging fable that's as ridiculously raucous as it is relevant. Swayze flexes his movie muscles needlessly in this dingy and disjointed drama
| Original Score: 2/5
Road House is much funnier than most comedies, until it turns vile instead of just stupid.
| Original Score: 2/5
Road House is rootin' tootin' moo-vee makin' at its best. Hats off for working not one but two huge explosions into a movie about bar-fights.
| Original Score: 3/5
Road House gets by on dingbat charm.
| Original Score: 3/4