Innerspace (1987)



Critic Consensus: A manic, overstuffed blend of sci-fi, comedy, and romance, Innerspace nonetheless charms, thanks to Martin Short's fine performance and the insistent zaniness of the plot.

Movie Info

Golden Globe-nominees Meg Ryan ("Sleepless in Seattle," "When Harry Met Sally...") and Dennis Quaid ("In Good Company," "The Day After Tomorrow"), and Emmy-winner Martin Short (TV's "Merlin," "Mars Attacks!") star in this sci-fi comedy fantasy directed by Joe Dante ("Looney Tunes: Back in Action," "Gremlins" 1 & 2). A rambunctious Navy test pilot (Quaid) undergoes a top-secret miniaturization experiment and is accidentally injected into the body of a hypochondriac clerk (Short). Siskel & Ebert … More

Rating: PG (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Jeffrey Boam, Charles "Chip" Proser
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 9, 2002
Warner Bros. Pictures


as Lt. Tuck Pendelton

as Jack Putter

as Lydia Maxwell

as Victor Scrimshaw

as Dr. Margaret Canker

as The Cowboy

as Pete Blanchard

as Dr. Greenbush

as Wormwood

as Lydia's Editor

as Ozzie Wexler

as Dr. Niles

as Dream Lady

as Messenger

as Cab Driver

as Man in Restroom

as Waiting Room Patient

as Waiting Room Patient

as Scrimshaw's Henchman

as Scrimshaw's Henchman

as Lab Technician

as Lab Technician

as Supermarket Customer

as Supermarket Customer

as Supermarket Customer

as Lab Assault Henchman

as Man with Camera

as Lydia's Interview

as Man in Elevator

as Pod Computer

as Speaker at Banquet

as Camera Store Clerk

as Travel Agent

as Scrimshaw's Henchman
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Critic Reviews for Innerspace

All Critics (37) | Top Critics (7)

The plot is standard fantasy-adventure pulp, though director Joe Dante has so many screwball things going on in it that the comedy all but overwhelms the formulaic line of action.

Full Review… | June 8, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Short has infinitely more possibilities and makes the most of them, coming into his own as a screen personality as a mild-mannered little guy who rises to an extraordinary situation.

Full Review… | June 8, 2007
Top Critic

While the anatomical special effects are imaginative enough, the manic rather than magical tone fails to achieve the sense of awe that made Fantastic Voyage -- clearly this film's inspiration -- so fascinating.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

It has been made in a style best described as enthusiastic.

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

It's an easy-to-get-along-with movie -- bouncy, rabbity fun.

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

Innerspace is a movie that sucks you in from the get-go, then keeps you hooked with the way it effortlessly moves from sci-fi to comedy to action, then back again.

Full Review… | August 3, 2015
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Audience Reviews for Innerspace

With a great plot and screenplay, Innerspace, presents a great entertaining to the audience and that bring a funny and fine performance of Martin Short. Fresh.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer


Not the most amazing ever made, but it's a boat load of fun with some great gags!

Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

Although this movie is really just an update of Fantastic Voyage, it has a lot of good actors, and it's fun, so I liked it.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

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