Action, romance, sharp dialog; best for teens.
| Original Score: 5/5
Between Michael Douglas' mullet, a synthesizer heavy score, and Kathleen Turner shining in her blink and you missed it prime, Zemeckis' movie is truly time capsule worthy.
| Original Score: 3/4
A grand example of the rarest combination of adventure, humor, and sexual chemistry which all crackle along with abandon.
| Original Score: 8/10
Douglas and Turner make a great double act in this exuberantly directed adventure movie with a great start turn from the always enjoyable De Vito. Good stuff.
| Original Score: 4/5
All very tongue-in-cheek (typified by the opening sequence, lifted straight from one of Joan's pulp novels) and great fun.
Turner is like a lot of unwitting screen heroines ahead of her, guaranteed that her drab existence is about to be transformed -- probably by a man, preferably handsome and adventurous.
A rousing, old-fashioned romantic adventure.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Director Robert Zemeckis displays such dazzling cinematic know-how that it's genuinely depressing when this 1984 film falls off into the usual self-ridicule.
The chemistry between the principles is something that no one can deny.
A high-spirited cocktail of action, comedy and romance that's one of those rare movies with something for almost everyone.
| Original Score: B+
often copied, but never quite duplicated
The message is clear: Love and protection comes with a white face and a big, black gun. His name is Michael Douglas.
| Original Score: 2/4
Its combination of romance and adventure (and a bit of comedy) was spot-on, and few films that have arrived since have captured Stone's enthusiasm and good-naturedness
A surprisingly witty script, some really excellent chemistry between Douglas & Turner, and a large (and very welcome) portion of comic relief by Danny DeVito. Fun stuff.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
The script is sharp and funny, the direction sure-footed on both the comedy and action fronts, and the whole thing adds up to rather more concerted fun than Indiana Jones' flab-ridden escapade in the Temple of Doom.
| Original Score: 4/5
Fun adventure comedy that won't cost you brain cells.
| Original Score: 3/5
After all the Raiders rip-offs, it's fun to find an adventure film that deserves the comparison, that has the same spirit and sense of humor.
Great star chemistry, fun romantic adventure
great fun, terrific characters