Folks! 1992

Folks!

Critics Consensus

Don't watch this alleged comedy looking for more than pained performances in support of ill-advised ageist jokes, because that's all Folks! has to offer.

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When Jon (Tom Selleck), a well-heeled professional, visits his mother, Mildred (Anne Jackson), in the hospital, he's unaware of how chaotic his life will soon become. After his father, Harry (Don Ameche), burns down his mobile home, Jon invites his parents to stay with him. Soon, Jon loses his job, his wife (Wendy Crewson) leaves with his children and his sister, Arlene (Christine Ebersole), moves in with her sons. Will his parents' attempt to intervene only lead to more turbulence?

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Critic Reviews for Folks!

All Critics (20) | Top Critics (8) | Rotten (20)

  • The film's appeal will depend largely on whether you feel like laughing at senile dementia and automobile accidents.

    May 4, 2014 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • [Director Kotcheff] treats material that might have been effective as dark, nightmare comedy as something bright, bouncy and frivolous, an approach that kills all the laughs and turns shock into mere tastelessness.

    May 4, 2014 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • Klane has written this one as less of a slow burn, going instead for obnoxiously stunt-filled, madcap farce, all the way to the high-concept-reinforcing title exclamation point.

    May 4, 2014 | Full Review…
  • Marking severe career setbacks for Ameche and Selleck, Folks! represents an obvious miscalculation as to the low intelligence of the mass audience.

    March 26, 2009 | Full Review…
  • Masquerading as a commentary on the greedy '80s, this is clearly the sort of moronic comedy beloved of the Weekend at Bernie's team of Kotcheff and writer Robert Klane.

    January 26, 2006 | Full Review…
  • It's not easy to fathom how Mr. Selleck or any other actor could have read this far in Robert Klane's screenplay and still decided to go full steam ahead.

    May 20, 2003

Audience Reviews for Folks!

  • Oct 21, 2010
    A horribly cheesy, cliche "comedy" that asks us to find humor in a mean-spirited, depressing story about an elderly couple begging their son to murder them on a count of the fact that they just can't stand living in pain anymore.
    Brandon W Super Reviewer
  • Jul 28, 2010
    While it had it's shares of laughs, the rest of the film kind of just passed on by like unwanted in-laws during Christmas vacation.
    Joseph E Super Reviewer
  • May 10, 2007
    It's been a long time since I've seen this, but as I recall the situational comedy is downright painful to watch!
    Valerie G Super Reviewer
  • Dec 05, 2006
    Good disaster comedy of Tom Selleck, <i>sans</i> moustache, loses not only his sanity, but also one ear, one eye, a couple of toes and a testicle.
    Dean M Super Reviewer

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