Howard the Duck - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Howard the Duck Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
July 29, 2016
A fun and fast paced piece of eighties schlock...
Jason Bailey
DVDTalk.com
June 18, 2016
The first big-screen adaptation of a Marvel comic book makes their subsequent films seem like the flowers that bloom beneath a heavy load of dense fertilizer.
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
July 4, 2015
The best to cling to is that some of the elements are merely insipid and not actively rancid.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Joe Baltake
Philadelphia Daily News
July 9, 2014
In duck talk, it's a quacker -- noisy and shrill.
Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
July 9, 2014
The sad fact is that the duck gets lost in what becomes a special effects film suspiciously reminiscent of Ghostbusters.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune
July 9, 2014
In the absence of anything resembling structure, character, point of view or sense of purpose, there is no place else for this empty project to go.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
July 9, 2014
What can you say about a comedy in which the biggest laugh is in the end credits?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
July 9, 2014
Reservations aside, it's hard to fault the tongue-in-bill high spirits of a movie like Howard the Duck.

Total Film
July 9, 2014
As the film shifts from drab, duck-out-of-water comedy to madcap chase caper, things modestly improve.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sue Heal
Radio Times
July 9, 2014
Marvel Comics meets George Lucas's Industrial Light and Magic, and an uneasy, bland alliance it is, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Sheila Benson
Los Angeles Times
July 9, 2014
For all those who cottoned to the charm of the comic books, the duck stops here.
Scot Haller
People Magazine
July 9, 2014
If you want to know why grown-ups don't go to the movies anymore, try suffering through this ludicrous curiosity.
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
July 9, 2014
The movie is too scuzzy to beguile children, too infantile to appeal to adults.
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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
January 16, 2013
Who was this stupid film made for?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Keith Phipps
Slate
July 6, 2010
As bad as you've heard. Actually, it's worse.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 13, 2009
...a hopelessly uneven and needlessly frenetic piece of work that's unlikely to hold much appeal for viewers over a certain age...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Bill Gibron
Filmcritic.com
March 10, 2009
It really is that bad.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
March 4, 2009
Howard the Duck is the first clear sign that George Lucas, who exec produced this mess, ran out of pixie dust after wrapping "Return of the Jedi.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
February 22, 2009
Howard the Duck isn't quite the booming nightmare its reputation suggests, but I defy most viewers out there in DVD land to sit through the entire feature without maintaining a sweaty, alert finger on the fast-forward button.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Pat Graham
Chicago Reader
April 25, 2007
The duck doesn't fly, but did anyone ever really think it would?
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