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...
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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.
Widgett Walls
February 22, 2004
Okay, so I liked it. I'm one of five people on the planet. Sue me, all right?
| Original Score: 3/5
Fred Topel
August 1, 2003
Not as bad as you've heard. Just a silly sci-fi adventure.
| Original Score: 3/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
May 25, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
March 7, 2003
Underrated - it was supposed to be bad!
| Original Score: 3/5
December 7, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Jason Bailey
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

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
July 6, 2010
As bad as you've heard. Actually, it's worse.
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