Rude Awakening Reviews

July 11, 2014
Rude Awakening is a shallow yuppie vs. hippie satire blended with one of those old Cheech and Chong reefer flicks.
July 11, 2014
With ideals higher than it's leading men, this film can only fall short, failing to back up its flimsy philosophising.
July 11, 2014
Released smack-dab in the middle of so-called Woodstock Week, the comedy Rude Awakening is an often well-intentioned, yet mostly misguided comedic flashback into the drug culture of the 1960s.
July 11, 2014
It's hard to be against a movie that's against war. Which is the most enthusiastic thing you can say about Rude Awakening, a witty concept that never quite materializes into a movie.
July 11, 2014
Rude Awakening is utterly without merit, and its "give-peace-a-chance" message during the final credits is lame to the point of being offensive.
July 11, 2014
Nice idea, but this is silly rather than comical, and the jokes are hammered home far too hard.
January 14, 2011
A promising premise -- 60s hippies confronting 80s yuppies -- goes badly awry in this comedy from directors Aaron Russo and Robert Greenwalt.
June 24, 2006
Only Louise Lasser, as the vivacious owner of the Nouveau Woodstock vegetarian restaurant, gives any hint of what might have been achieved with a little imagination.
May 9, 2006
The result is a movie with only a few amusing gags -- all emanating from Marin's spaced-out character -- while the rest of the film is at best bland and at worst obnoxious.
October 5, 2005
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May 20, 2003
The idea is a good one, but Rude Awakening is otherwise short of ideas. It is a collection of occasionally funny scenes that play as black-out sketches.
January 1, 2000
The dialogue of the characters is half-witted, their actions are inexplicable, and to the degree that they possess personalities, they are boring, self-important clods.
January 1, 2000
A stupefyingly idiotic comedy about the way we were vs. the way we are.