Coneheads (1993)

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Movie Info

The popular Saturday Night Live sketch was expanded to fill the big screen in 1993, with the same story of aliens Beldar (Dan Aykroyd) and Prymaat (Jane Curtin). Despite their coneheads, the couple adapt to life on Earth surprisingly well after crash-landing on the planet.

Rating: PG (for comic nudity and some double entendre humor.)
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Terry Turner, Tom Davis, Dan Aykroyd, Bonnie Turner
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 17, 2001
Runtime:
Paramount Vantage - Official Site

Cast


as Beldar

as Prymaat

as Gorman Seedling

as Eli Turnbull

as Larry Farber

as Lisa Farber

as Gladys

as Motel Clerk

as Otto

as Marlax

as Carmine

as Christina

as F-16 Pilot

as Air Traffic Controll...

as Captain Air Traffic

as Hispanic Man #2

as Ang Pilot

as Customer

as Taxi Passenger

as Sketch Artist

as 10 Year Old Connie

as Stephanie

as Senator

as Principal

as Fire Marshal

as Master of Ceremonies

as Captain Orecruiser

as Supplicant

as Highmaster Mentot

as Athletic Cone

as Garthok Combatant

as Cone Battle Commande...

as Cone Pilot

as Golfer

as Dentist
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Critic Reviews for Coneheads

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (9)

Can you inflate a gimmick-driven comedy skit into a full-fledged feature film? Up to a point.

May 16, 2008
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

A sweet, funny anarchic pastiche that should find broad based popularity.

Full Review… | May 16, 2008
Variety
Top Critic

Coneheads falls flat about as often as it turns funny, and displays more amiability than style.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Curtin and Aykroyd rely on old standbys... When that doesn't work, which mostly it doesn't, they try grossing us out with a series of revolting Remulakian childbirth jokes.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

This is a dismal, dreary and fairly desperate movie, in which the actors try very hard but are unable to overcome an uninspired screenplay.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

I expected stupid humor, silly humor, or bizarre humor, but not no humor.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
ReelViews
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Coneheads

½

SNL madness but oh what glorious madness this is with an epic cast of comedy greats and character actors...,Aykroyd, Spade, Farley, Lovitz, Hartman, Sandler, Griffin, Sinbad, Drew Carey, Tom Arnold, Whip Hubley, Posey, DeGeneres and Jane Curtain, quite the list there.

The film itself is virtually B-movie in essence and doesn't hide the fact with crazy over the top acting and cheesy looking effects which at the same time do still kinda hold up today. The sequences where Aykroyd gets his teeth capped and the fight against the 'Rancor' type monster in the finale are fantastic examples of bad/good effects.

The whole film is that classic wacky genius you expect with Aykroyd and his unique thinking along with his amazing ability to reel off large segments of dialog without pause or fault. Other stars have a good time here too, especially Farley who strangely enough is the main love interest in the film and great little cameos from Sandler and Lovitz, nothing that hilarious but its funny.

Its such a silly, basic, childish plot and idea but its been so well directed and lovingly created with that good old fashioned SNL 80's originated comedy that it just can't fail to win.

phubbs1
Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

Granted, an SNL skit lampooning aliens trying to fit in stretched to the limit and beyond, but its still a guilty pleasure with loads of bit parts by a star studded cast. David Spade's suck-up bureaucratic underling nearly steals the show.

ApeneckFletcher
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Coneheads is mildly amusing here and there, unfortunately the script suffers from a good, engaging plot; therefore the film ends up being a mediocre comedy with unsatisfying results. Coneheads has a few laughs here and there, but for the most part, the result is uneven comedy that has many jokes that simply fall flat. Coneheads could have been a good comedy, but because of an awful script, the film doesn't cut it. I think it's a shame because there's a good comedic cast that director Steve Barron has at hand here, but they don't seem to go nowhere. The film is a mess, and a waste of time. I think it's too bad because this film had the potential of being a good, fun comedy. Not even the good cast of comedians can save this film that is sloppily written. Coneheads is a missed opportunity and even though there are some funny cast members here, they are wasted on-screen and can't save this film. Though mildly amusing at times, the jokes found in Coneheads fall flat and are unfunny. This had the potential of being a funny comedy; unfortunately it ends up being a mediocre film with barely any laughs. The cast like I said, is wasted on such poorly written material, it's a great shame. Coneheads could have been a good comedy, but the script had barely any potential for making this film work. Coneheads is a disappointing, mediocre film that could have been far better than this.

TheDudeLebowski65
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

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