Evil Roy Slade (1972)
Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.
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as Evil Roy Slade
as Marshal Bing Bell
as Alice Fern
as Nelson L. Stool
as Logan Delp
as Betsy Potter
as Crippled Man
as Harry Fern
as Foss - Telegrapher
as Clifford Stool
as Souvenir Salesman
as Aggie Potter
Critic Reviews for Evil Roy Slade
This clumsy farce is funny in places, but the comedy is uneven, with an equal number of hits and misses. It is a kind of tame, low-rent version of 'Blazing Saddles.'
John Astin's performance ... has secured EVIL ROY SLADE a place in many viewers' hearts
Audience Reviews for Evil Roy Slade
120831: I laughed a couple times. This film is pretty bad, or pretty dated, or just not funny. I won't totally trash it however.
Pretty good, but also kinda disappointing. I guess I've just heard so much about this movie that I was expecting a lot more from it. On a side note, though, John Astin makes me laugh so much here--his character looks ridiculous and insane at the same, and his laugh is really comical. The problem with this film is that the writers tried to focus on having a story way too much, and that took away from the movie as a whole.
I didn't think it was "hee-haw-slap-my-knee/laugh out loud" funny, but in the end, I was sort of amused by the slapstick and lickety-split pacing. Hard to shake John Astin as anybody other than Gomez Adams though, maybe that was my problem. ;)