Road House Reviews

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March 20, 2020
Rewatching Road House isn't just a snort of nostalgia from a time when cocaine was more prevalent in bathrooms than hand sanitizer. It is a reminder of a whole genre of film that has dried up.
August 6, 2019
Bouncer tames bar in '80s classic; sex, violence, drinking.
July 12, 2019
...it isn't just so bad it's good. In its own bad way, it really is good!
March 27, 2019
But in deep "Road House" country... and the undefined made crassly visible, there isn't a whiff of romance anywhere, any more than there's a single jot of common sense.
March 26, 2019
Can Swayze sustain a lead role? Yes. Can he sustain Road House? No.
March 26, 2019
It's pointless, mean-spiritede, excessively violent and, perhaps worst of all, just plain dumb.
March 26, 2019
What results instead is a monstrous hybrid-a grotesquely implausible, oversized character that thoroughly overshadows the poor actor himself.
March 26, 2019
This gloriously brainless modern-day western is a treat from start to finish, and possibly the one and only time that a bouncer will ever get the full Hollywood hero treatment.
March 26, 2019
It's amazing how quickly an explosion, a ripped-out throat, or even four bangs in a row, can make other problems seem insignificant.
March 26, 2019
Vulgarity isn't the movie's main vice. Hypocrisy is.
March 26, 2019
Girls, guns and good, old-fashioned fisticuffs - missing this is like a smack in the chops.
September 17, 2016
This titter-worthy picture is basically like 1988's Cocktail with multiple fractures added for good measure.
June 18, 2016
The Peruvian marching powder is all but dusting the corners of the frame throughout 'Road House,' which may as well go into a museum for '80s artifacts.
June 25, 2013
Road House is startling because of the intensity of its violence and because of Swayze's mindless posturing.
June 12, 2013
All Road House amounts to is a botched southern, and it's not worth a detour.
April 30, 2012
Eventually it mutates into a paranoid revenge plot that might be called Walking Short.
April 15, 2008
An immensely enjoyable slice of romanticised fisticuffs, this is a Western in every respect except the stetsons and six guns.
April 15, 2008
Good-natured enough, but essentially an excuse for lots of mindless violence perpetrated by one-dimensional characters.
March 23, 2008
Swayze kicks some serious ass
January 8, 2008
Swayze is up to a part that requires him merely to show his muscles and dexterity, but Gazzara is trapped in his hopelessly evil caricature, leaving Sam Elliott (in a too-limited role) to provide the film's only real charm.
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