Idle Hands Reviews

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A heavy-handed disappointment saturated in tired movie blood.
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Monica Eng
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
A major buzzkill!
Duane Dudek
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
January 1, 2000
This film smacks of poor judgment and bad taste, particularly in the wake of the Littleton, Colo., killings.
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Phoebe Flowers
Miami Herald
January 1, 2000
Deliberately, gleefully orchestrated camp.
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
January 1, 2000
A teen comedy even more wasted than its bleary-eyed heroes.
Brian McTavish
Kansas City Star
January 1, 2000
Funnier than it is scary, and not very funny at that.
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Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
Creepy in all the wrong ways.
J.J. Tierney
Citysearch
January 1, 2000
It gets pretty tiresome pretty fast!
Bob Bloom
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
If an original thought found its way into this horror-comedy it would die of loneliness.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Susan Granger
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
If this is what teenagers want as entertainment, as a society, we're in deeper trouble than we realize.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Has all the old jokes you've seen before, recycled one more time.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
January 1, 2000
Lame plot and overall weak impact.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
Dumb, blood-soaked, undeniably kinetic teen Guignol bash!
Full Review | Original Score: C

E! Online
January 1, 2000
A script filled with blunt dialogue on sex, drugs and violence that's neither funny nor particularly original.
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Sean Means
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Proof that when moral crusaders come to hang Hollywood, Hollywood will supply the rope!
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January 1, 2000
It's a bad thriller and a bad comedy!
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
I admit to having chuckled once; that's why the movie gets a generous one star instead of none.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Scott Renshaw
Scott Renshaw's Screening Room
January 1, 2000
Idle Hands is either idiotic or pandering, when it isn't both.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
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Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Even pretensions toward the humorous and hip cannot save this blood-drenched film from its innate tastelessness!
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
January 1, 2000
It may not be a great movie, but it's one of the most amusing times I've had at the multiplex this whole year.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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