Howard the Duck Reviews

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Top Critic
Jane Galbraith
Variety
April 25, 2007
Daffy Duck will be pleased to hear he didn't miss any career opportunities when he wasn't chosen to star in Howard the Duck, although producers certainly could have benefited from his talents.
Scot Haller
People Magazine
July 9, 2014
If you want to know why grown-ups don't go to the movies anymore, try suffering through this ludicrous curiosity.
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Steven Goldman
Time Out
June 24, 2006
[An] aimless movie.
Sue Heal
Radio Times
July 9, 2014
Marvel Comics meets George Lucas's Industrial Light and Magic, and an uneasy, bland alliance it is, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
July 9, 2014
The sad fact is that the duck gets lost in what becomes a special effects film suspiciously reminiscent of Ghostbusters.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 23, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
August 1, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
March 4, 2009
Howard the Duck is the first clear sign that George Lucas, who exec produced this mess, ran out of pixie dust after wrapping "Return of the Jedi.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 30, 2002
Yeah, like The Phantom Menace was worse than this.
| Original Score: 1/5
Bill Gibron
Filmcritic.com
March 10, 2009
It really is that bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
February 22, 2009
Howard the Duck isn't quite the booming nightmare its reputation suggests, but I defy most viewers out there in DVD land to sit through the entire feature without maintaining a sweaty, alert finger on the fast-forward button.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
January 1, 2000
Whatever made George Lucas think that Howard the Duck could have worked as a live-action film remains a mystery.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
October 27, 2005
| Original Score: 0/5
Jim Hall
Film4
May 24, 2003
Not even worth a sarcastic, duck-based pun. Diabolical.
Joe Baltake
Philadelphia Daily News
July 9, 2014
In duck talk, it's a quacker -- noisy and shrill.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
November 23, 2004
| Original Score: 0/5
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
April 4, 2004
Um grande embaraço para todos os envolvidos, o filme tem um roteiro ridículo, péssimos efeitos visuais e um protagonista patético (ou eu deveria dizer 'patótico'?).
| Original Score: 1/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 25, 2004
This is a genuine clinker.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
July 9, 2014
The movie is too scuzzy to beguile children, too infantile to appeal to adults.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
July 9, 2014
What can you say about a comedy in which the biggest laugh is in the end credits?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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