Flash Gordon Reviews

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September 6, 2020
The combination of so many forms of bad filmmaking results in a campy bit of surreally over-the-top fun.
August 10, 2020
Basically, whether laughing with this film, or at it, you'll have a blast.
August 7, 2020
Director Mike Hodges' Flash Gordon is a wonderfully executed piece of science fiction cinema. It's a film which has become a much deserved cult classic since its original release way back in 1980.
August 6, 2020
You'll never see anything else quite like it.
August 4, 2020
A kaleidoscopic trip, Flash Gordon remains a cheerful tale of rich textural spaces.
August 1, 2020
Elements of it may have aged more like a discarded pint of warm beer than a fine wine, but that doesn't prevent it from being a sheer delight from start to finish - in all of its ultra-camp glory.
July 31, 2020
Perhaps, like many a superhero film, this one flags just a little in the final battle sequences, but Von Sydow is always there to keep things bizarre, playing it absolutely straight.
July 31, 2020
a mid-air skirmish of corny old-fashioned retrofuturism and knowing postmodernism, even as its veneer of homespun innocence keeps being subverted by the corrupting powers of kink.
September 20, 2019
In between brittle skies and other galactic junk, the adults are likely to doze off. [Full Review in Spanish]
July 19, 2019
Though the special effects are on the cheesy side and the direction little more than workmanlike, Flash Gordon has the good, giddy grace never to take itself seriously.
June 29, 2015
While it's not the best of the sci-fi genre, you don't have to go to a galaxy far, far away to enjoy every minute of it.
April 12, 2013
There's plenty of colourful fun and an awful lot of men in tights. Don't listen to its pofaced detractors -- for sheer cinema fun, Flash Gordon can't be beaten.
August 22, 2012
...a terminally underwhelming sci-fi epic that may keep small children amused, admittedly, but will leave adults bored to tears.
August 1, 2012
This is like a drug-induced sexy fever dream of what the 80s had turned into for much of science fiction cinema.
March 10, 2011
With gaudy sets and costumes by Fellini's favourite designer, Danilo Donati, and ultra-camp performances throughout, this is a film that positively revels in its cheesiness.
September 7, 2010
Sci-fi comic-strip movie is too violent for younger kids.
July 8, 2010
I'm guessing nine out of ten people would rather watch the bearded, barrel-shaped Blessed--strapped to giant wings--bellow, 'Impetuous boy! Oh well, who wants to live forever? Diiiive!' than watch Olivier deliver 'To be or not to be...' [Blu-ray]
March 26, 2009
The expensive new version of Flash Gordon is a lot more gaudy, and just as dumb, as the original series starring Buster Crabbe.
May 2, 2008
a great camp classic
February 13, 2008
Taken solely as a pop wedge of cheese, it's beautifully realized. As for the empty-headed dialogue and the puerile plot, isn't it obvious those are both part of the point?
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