The Wizard (1989)
Average Rating: 4.3/10
Reviews Counted: 17
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 13
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In this comedy, Corey Woods (Fred Savage) sneaks his emotionally disturbed little brother, Jimmy (Luke Edwards) out of the home he has been placed in, and sets off on a trip across the country. Along the way they team up with young Haley (Jenny Lewis), and together they discover that the silent Jimmy has a gift for playing video games. With this newfound information, the trio sets off for a video game competition in California, pursued by a number of concerned relatives. ~ Iotis Erlewine, Rovi
Dec 15, 1989 Wide
Aug 22, 2006
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William L. Thompson
Marisa de Simone
Zed James Frizzelle
Valana C. Hatter
T. Dan Hopkins
Preston Scott Lee
Terri Lynn Neish
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Rick the Video Counselo...
Video-addicted kids may well find this exciting, but for anyone old enough to stay out later than 9 P.M. it's a distinct bore.
Hollywood hucksters, zap them, have borrowed from Japanese game-pushers in this shameless attempt to sucker America's children.
It was only after the three kids arrived safely at the championships that I began to question the ethics of the film, which is, among other things, a thinly disguised commercial for Nintendo video games and the Universal studio tour.
The runaways' actions provide anything but responsible models for the children who make up the film's target audience, and the likable cast flails against the rampant idiocy and gross commercialism.
one of the best movies about the nintendo entertainment system...
a unique exercise in crappy '80s moviemaking %u2013 which has now become a unique exercise in crappy '80s nostalgia.
Lots of fun
This movie sucks so bad, I didn't even like it in the 80s.
Audience Reviews for The Wizard
- Tough Teen: What is this kid, some kind of cyborg?
- Lucas: I love the power glove.... it's so bad.
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