Idle Hands Reviews

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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
Maybe 90 seconds of viable and sustained humor at the end.
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
March 22, 2002
Its mixture of slapstick humour and gore -- produced by the flying fingers -- gives new meaning to the phrase digital effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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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!
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
Dumb, blood-soaked, undeniably kinetic teen Guignol bash!
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
January 1, 2000
A disastrous attempt to mix comedy and horror!
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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
A lame-ass horror comedy!
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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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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A heavy-handed disappointment saturated in tired movie blood.
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Phoebe Flowers
Miami Herald
January 1, 2000
Deliberately, gleefully orchestrated camp.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Excruciatingly unfunny!
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
When a movie sets out to be awful and achieves its goal, does that make it a success?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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January 1, 2000
It's a bad thriller and a bad comedy!
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Robert Koehler
Variety
January 1, 2000
Too calculated by half and underwritten by about as much, as witlessly unaware of its faltering sense of comedy as its stoner-dude heroes are of everyday reality.
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Monica Eng
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
A major buzzkill!
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Jane Sumner
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
Creepy in all the wrong ways.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Samples other teen horror movies like a video DJ with a tape deck, exhibiting high spirits and a crazed comic energy!
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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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
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
January 1, 2000
A teen comedy even more wasted than its bleary-eyed heroes.