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Flash Gordon Reviews

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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.

Full Review Source: Film4

April 12, 2013
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a terminally underwhelming sci-fi epic that may keep small children amused, admittedly, but will leave adults bored to tears.

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 1/4

August 22, 2012
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

This is like a drug-induced sexy fever dream of what the 80s had turned into for much of science fiction cinema.

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 4/5

August 1, 2012
Jason Best
Movie Talk

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.

Full Review Source: Movie Talk

March 10, 2011
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Sci-fi comic-strip movie is too violent for younger kids.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 3/5

September 7, 2010
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

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]

Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews | Original Score: 2.5/4

July 8, 2010
Variety Staff
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The expensive new version of Flash Gordon is a lot more gaudy, and just as dumb, as the original series starring Buster Crabbe.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 26, 2009

a great camp classic

| Original Score: 4/4

May 2, 2008
Rob Gonsalves

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?

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 5/5

February 13, 2008
Brian Orndorf

The film literally explodes with a festival of colors and opulent costume design. It lends the movie a majestic spilled-cocaine imprint that's unmistakable and urges the film into distinctive areas of presentation George Lucas could never follow

Full Review Source: | Original Score: A

August 3, 2007
Shane Burridge

About the only thing that isn't red in this movie is the blood

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July 4, 2007

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Young kids will probably enjoy this one, but anyone over 10 years old can forget it, as Lorenzo Semple's script pokes more fun at the audience's intelligence than at the story.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2/4

April 16, 2007
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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A respectable time-waster.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

April 16, 2007
Steve Crum
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers

Glossy sci-fi fun, although ultimately pretty empty.

| Original Score: 3/5

June 16, 2006

Time Out
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The narrative is a little plodding, but adult punters will soon slip back into areverie for the lost visions of Saturday morning cinema.

Full Review Source: Time Out

January 26, 2006
Adam Smith
Empire Magazine

Laughably bad and fantastically good all at once, this is a guilty pleasure that everyone can enjoy.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 4/5

November 3, 2005
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette

One of the great "bad" movies of the decade.

| Original Score: 3/5

December 21, 2004
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Is it fun? Yeah, sort of, it is.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3/4

October 23, 2004
Luke Y. Thompson

Quite possibly the greatest movie ever made, and I thoroughly distrust anyone who suggests otherwise.

| Original Score: 5/5

July 31, 2004
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

It's garish goofiness is part of its charm

| Original Score: 3/5

May 7, 2004
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