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Flash Gordon Reviews

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 9.5/10

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.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
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.
Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media
September 7, 2010
Sci-fi comic-strip movie is too violent for younger kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
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]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 2, 2008
a great camp classic
| Original Score: 4/4
Rob Gonsalves
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?
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Brian Orndorf
August 3, 2007
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 | Original Score: A
Shane Burridge
July 4, 2007
About the only thing that isn't red in this movie is the blood
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
April 16, 2007
A respectable time-waster.
Steve Crum
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
June 16, 2006
Glossy sci-fi fun, although ultimately pretty empty.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
The narrative is a little plodding, but adult punters will soon slip back into areverie for the lost visions of Saturday morning cinema.
Adam Smith
Empire Magazine
November 3, 2005
Laughably bad and fantastically good all at once, this is a guilty pleasure that everyone can enjoy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
July 14, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
December 21, 2004
One of the great "bad" movies of the decade.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Is it fun? Yeah, sort of, it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
October 8, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Luke Y. Thompson
July 31, 2004
Quite possibly the greatest movie ever made, and I thoroughly distrust anyone who suggests otherwise.
| Original Score: 5/5
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
May 7, 2004
It's garish goofiness is part of its charm
| Original Score: 3/5
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