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.
Its vigilante justice, lawlessness and wanton violence feel ludicrous in a modern setting.
Mindless entertainment of the highest order.
Road House is much funnier than most comedies, until it turns vile instead of just stupid.
| Original Score: 2/5
The grotesque soon drowns out the giggles.
Road House lays out its story with the subtlety of a wrestling match, and probably with less sharpness or savvy.
This is not a good movie. But viewed in the right frame of mind, it is not a boring one, either.
| Original Score: 2.5/4