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Encino Man Reviews

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June 15, 2016
Throw logi out the window its a teen high school comedy its a decent stoner movie
June 13, 2016
Pretty good movie when you're 10.
April 21, 2016
"If you liked Wayne's World, you'll love Encino Man!" Not sure I agree with the tagline for the movie, but Encino Man sure managed to entertain me with it's silly, goofy plot-line that includes Sean Astin, Brendon Fraser & Pauly Shore who surprisingly is less aggravating in this one than Bio-Dumb.
March 16, 2016
I can see the appeal had someone grown up with this but outside the target demographic of immaturity, this movie has nothing to offer.
January 29, 2016
How could you not like this??
October 19, 2015
pauly shore... i hate him
½ August 23, 2015
The bone structure shows some weakness, weirdness and some fun energy within in this goofball comedy with enough funny parts at a small amount sporadically to make this enjoyable at an okay level. (B)

(Full review coming soon)
½ June 14, 2015
Stupid but funny 90's comedy with Brendan Fraser as a caveman who is found frozen in a teenager's backyard.
½ June 8, 2015
Another mindless fun movie from the 90's. a time that I can definitely relate to. not what the best. or even good. just a silly movie that makes u feel nostalgic. easiest way to describe it, stars Pauly Shore enough said.
½ May 28, 2015
Un classique d'enfance.
½ May 7, 2015
This movie's dialogue and horribleness makes it uninteresting and pointless to watch. Two hours of my life wasted.
May 4, 2015
One word. Phenomenal.
April 15, 2015
It's not the perfect comedy, but there is some heart and soul in this Pauly Shore classic!
April 9, 2015
WOW......WOW.....WOW.....SO SO SO SO SO BAD......MAN THIS IS SUCH AN AWFUL MESSY MESSY MOVIE 2 WATCH, IT IS SO SO SO SO DREADFUL, IT IS SUCH AN AWFUL MOVIE 2 WATCH, IT IS SO SO SO AWFUL MOVIE 2 WATCH, IT IS SO SO SO DREADFUL, IT IS SO SO SO DREADFUL, IT IS SUCH AN AWFUL MOVIE 2 WATCH IT IS SUCH AN AWFUL MESSY MOVIE 2 WATCH.......WARNING THIS MOVIE CONTAINS STROBE LIGHTNING EFFECTS THROUGHOUT THIS MOVIE......MAN THIS IS SUCH AN AWFUL MOVIE 2 WATCH, IT IS SUCH AN AWFUL MESSY MOVIE 2 WATCH, IT IS SUCH AN AWFUL MOVIE 2 WATCH, IT IS SUCH A BAD MOVIE 2 WATCH, JUST AVOID THIS MOVIE AT ALL IT IS SUCH A BAD MOVIE 2 WATCH, JUST AVOID THIS MOVIE AT ALL COSTS IT IS THAT BAD.....JUST DO NOT WATCH THIS MOVIE IT IS SO AWFUL.......ITS GOT A GOOD SOUNDTRACK THROUGHOUT THIS MOVIE.....BUT MAN THIS MOVIE IS SO SO SO AWFUL 2 WATCH....
March 4, 2015
CBS Radio Network is a liar.
February 16, 2015
Hoped for a guilty pleasure but got neither.Does not work on any level.
February 5, 2015
Funny moments nothing great but then this movie was made for women in the 80s to have a hard-on for Pauly Shore.
½ September 12, 2014
There is nothing ambitious or fancy here; it is a simple early 90s teen comedy. Two high school nerds uncover a prehistoric caveman trapped in a block of ice while digging a pool in their suburban backyard. They try to preserve him in ice, but he melts and is now alive in Southern Californian in the year 1992. The two friends decide to pose him as a foreign exchange student and enroll him in high school. The concept is deliciously absurd. From here, the plot dissolves, and it loses its way. Sean Astin is fine as an actor, but his character is whiny and a little hard to warm up to. Polly Shore works in this application because he is a supporting character, which moderates his goofy antics. Early in the movie this duo of Shore and Astin does not work that well, you begin to wonder how these characters are even friends. Brenden Frazer, however, is completely lovable as the surprisingly gentle and very silly Neanderthal. His energy and childlike enthusiasm make it fun, even if the movie has no diction and very little structure. Perplexingly, the movie ends very abruptly, as if there is more to the story, but it just stops without wrapping up the loose ends. Picking this movie up now is like uncovering an artifact from the MTV generation in 1992. It seems dated, but in many ways, that is part of the charm. It is not a well-made movie, but it is still a fun watch and is worth the time for a simple laugh.
August 11, 2014
(First and only viewing - 9/18/2008)
July 22, 2014
Alright, I see a lot of hate going around for this film. I have to disagree with a lot of it. Pauly Shore was nearing his peak of greatness when this film came out. He was an icon for being crazy and fun. That is exactly what this movie is, a crazy fun time. This was my favorite comedy growing up. This film also sparked Fraser's career and Astin's comeback. Astin went on to make Rudy, which is one of the greatest films ever made. Pauly Shore owned the 90s, you have to understand that first. It has some amazing surfer dialogue, and it is still being used today. If you want to have some fun, watch this film. It's free everywhere on the net. Two Thumbs up for three great actors.
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