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Road House Reviews

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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
June 25, 2013
Road House is startling because of the intensity of its violence and because of Swayze's mindless posturing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer
June 12, 2013
All Road House amounts to is a botched southern, and it's not worth a detour.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
April 30, 2012
Eventually it mutates into a paranoid revenge plot that might be called Walking Short.
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Variety Staff
January 8, 2008
Its vigilante justice, lawlessness and wanton violence feel ludicrous in a modern setting.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Mindless entertainment of the highest order.
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Caryn James
New York Times
May 20, 2003
Road House is much funnier than most comedies, until it turns vile instead of just stupid.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
The grotesque soon drowns out the giggles.
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Road House lays out its story with the subtlety of a wrestling match, and probably with less sharpness or savvy.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
This is not a good movie. But viewed in the right frame of mind, it is not a boring one, either.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4