Ishtar

Ishtar

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  • Ishtar
    2 minutes 8 seconds
    Added: May 9, 2008

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Ishtar Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

The 1980s saw the release of so many truly atrocious films (Xanadu, Stroker Ace, Bolero, Shanghai Surprise, etc.) that it's absurd "Ishtar" became shorthand for the worst of the worst and continues to be blasted by folks who haven't even seen it.

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 2.5/4

August 24, 2013
Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com

Besides droll supporting work from an excellent Charles Grodin, Ishtar also gets a lot of mileage out of its terrible and terribly funny songs.

Full Review Source: Scene-Stealers.com | Original Score: 3/4

August 9, 2013
Noel Murray
The Dissolve

If Ishtar has a personal stamp, it's not in what it has to say about Reagan-era militarism, but in what it has to say about collaboration, and how well-meaning people can goose each other to greatness-and folly.

Full Review Source: The Dissolve | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 6, 2013
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

| Original Score: 3/5

June 12, 2005
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

Better then you've heard. Paul William's songs are genius.

| Original Score: 3/5

January 8, 2005
David Poland
Hot Button

better than it's given credit for

| Original Score: 4/5

August 14, 2002
Bob Grimm
Las Vegas Mercury

Now come one, this movie was not bad.

| Original Score: 3/5

July 26, 2002
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

| Original Score: 3/5

July 26, 2002
Dan Jardine
Cinemania

The performances are endearing enough, the pacing is actually quite crisp and there is no shortage of zany silliness in the story. It just never gels.

Full Review Source: Cinemania | Original Score: 50/100

March 17, 2014
Jeff Beck
We Got This Covered

Ishtar is a failure on practically every level from its misguided narrative to its lack of humor to the absence of anything remotely entertaining.

Full Review Source: We Got This Covered | Original Score: 1.5/5

August 5, 2013
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

A victim of its own hyped publicity and too harsh criticism, Ishtar is not the worst movie ever made or even a bomb, just a dim-witted silly comedy-thriller (with some good jokes) based on the casting against type of Warren Beatty and Dustin Hoffman.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: C

April 19, 2009
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

Full Review Source: JoBlo's Movie Emporium | Original Score: 3/10

June 24, 2006
Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com

The intentionally bad songs and the early scenes in New York City are amusing, but the movie totally falls apart once Beatty and Hoffman arrive in the fictional country of Ishtar.

| Original Score: 5/10

February 16, 2006
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A failed attempt at doing a modern Bob Hope-Bing Crosby "Road" picture.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C

February 9, 2006

Film Threat

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 2/5

December 6, 2005
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

| Original Score: 0/5

October 10, 2005
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

| Original Score: 2/5

September 9, 2005
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

| Original Score: 1/5

May 19, 2005
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat

| Original Score: 2/5

June 19, 2004
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette

| Original Score: 0/5

February 22, 2004

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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May 24, 2003
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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