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Folks! (1992)

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Average Rating: 3.1/10
Critic Reviews: 7
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In this comedy, stockbroker Jon Aldrich (Tom Selleck) is the man who has it all, until his ill, aging parents (Don Ameche and Anne Jackson) move in with him. As his perfect life begins to disintegrate bit by bit, Jon becomes more and more depressed and disillusioned. Finally, broke and friendless, Jon begins to listen to his addled parents' insistence that he do away with them and use their insurance money to start again. ~ Iotis Erlewine, Rovi

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Jun 13, 2006

Anchor Bay Entertainment

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The film's appeal will depend largely on whether you feel like laughing at senile dementia and automobile accidents.

May 4, 2014 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
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[Director Kotcheff] treats material that might have been effective as dark, nightmare comedy as something bright, bouncy and frivolous, an approach that kills all the laughs and turns shock into mere tastelessness.

May 4, 2014 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
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Klane has written this one as less of a slow burn, going instead for obnoxiously stunt-filled, madcap farce, all the way to the high-concept-reinforcing title exclamation point.

May 4, 2014 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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Marking severe career setbacks for Ameche and Selleck, Folks! represents an obvious miscalculation as to the low intelligence of the mass audience.

March 26, 2009 Full Review Source: Variety
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Masquerading as a commentary on the greedy '80s, this is clearly the sort of moronic comedy beloved of the Weekend at Bernie's team of Kotcheff and writer Robert Klane.

January 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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It's not easy to fathom how Mr. Selleck or any other actor could have read this far in Robert Klane's screenplay and still decided to go full steam ahead.

May 20, 2003 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Senility and attempted suicide are used to supposed comic effect as Selleck wanders around in various states of disarray, probably wondering what on earth he did to end up in this dreadful film.

May 4, 2014 Full Review Source: Radio Times
Radio Times

It is an unnecessarily cruel little film that attempts to evoke humor from the afflictions of old age, while using the bungling of an elderly parent to thrash a younger man into submission.

May 4, 2014 Full Review Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

For the final third, we don't know whether to laugh at or be appalled by Selleck's attempts to murder a couple of old people by such methods as pushing them onto the highway in a gas-drenched Ford Pinto.

May 4, 2014 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

A comedy only Dr. Kevorkian could have loved.

July 18, 2006 Full Review Source: FulvueDrive-in.com
FulvueDrive-in.com

Embarrassing from stem to stern

April 17, 2005
eFilmCritic.com

An embarassment to all involved

March 24, 2003
Beach Reporter (Southern California)

Folks! is a dreadful comedy about, of all things, Alzheimer's disease. And, just in case this isn't offensive enough, there's attempted suicide, matricide and patricide in the film's final third.

November 17, 2001 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

I would think sitting through this sort of thing would cause a little soul-searching in anyone. Don't let it happen to you.

November 17, 2001 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

Audience Reviews for Folks!

Good disaster comedy of Tom Selleck, sans moustache, loses not only his sanity, but also one ear, one eye, a couple of toes and a testicle.
December 5, 2006
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Dean McKenna

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A horribly cheesy, cliche "comedy" that asks us to find humor in a mean-spirited, depressing story about an elderly couple begging their son to murder them on a count of the fact that they just can't stand living in pain anymore.
October 21, 2010
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Brandon Williamson

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While it had it's shares of laughs, the rest of the film kind of just passed on by like unwanted in-laws during Christmas vacation.
July 28, 2010
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