Cocktail Reviews

February 26, 2019
As if realizing that his star hasn't smiled for 15 minutes, Donaldson tacks on a goody-goody ending that would shame the Care Bears. How to sum up what went wrong? Cruise has a line in the movie: "Flat beer from rusty pipes."
May 21, 2013
Cocktail is a bottle of rotgut in a Dom Perignon box.
May 21, 2013
The pairing of old-hand Brown and young-hand Cruise may have been meant to remind us of Cruise and Paul Newman; if so, think of this as The Color of Counterfeit Money.
May 21, 2013
It may not be a megaton bomb, but Cocktail is definitely of the Molotov type.
May 21, 2013
Very, very stupid.
May 21, 2013
Cruise oozes as much charm as in Top Gun and The Colour of Money, but the mix of bar-acrobatics and Caribbean love isn't anywhere near strong enough to get you drunk.
May 21, 2013
Cruise is beguiling with his smile and his swagger, but the script doesn't take us anywhere fresh when it leaves the barroom.
May 21, 2013
This vacant, misshapen film is basically an extended beer commercial that presents the world as a ludicrous place populated by sex-and-cash-and-booze-crazed zomboids. Cruise, meanwhile, comes off as a somewhat taller Spuds MacKenzie.
May 21, 2013
Cocktail is a meandering, shapeless film, without the force of character to resist any of the cliches that come its way.
March 26, 2009
Contains nary a surprise.
June 24, 2006
If a visitor from Mars needed a crash course in sexism, this would serve.
July 29, 2003
May 20, 2003
It is an inane romantic drama that only a very young, very naive bartender could love. How it got that way is difficult to understand.
January 1, 2000
Cocktail is mud in your eye.
January 1, 2000
The more you think about what really happens in Cocktail, the more you realize how empty and fabricated it really is.