Howard the Duck Reviews

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June 26, 2018
Howard the Duck is the single-worst film based on a Marvel Comics character to come into existence.
January 3, 2018
As you watch "Howard the Duck," you get the vivid sensation that you're watching not a movie, but a pile of money being poured down the drain.
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.
July 4, 2015
The best to cling to is that some of the elements are merely insipid and not actively rancid.
July 9, 2014
In duck talk, it's a quacker -- noisy and shrill.
July 9, 2014
The sad fact is that the duck gets lost in what becomes a special effects film suspiciously reminiscent of Ghostbusters.
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.
July 9, 2014
What can you say about a comedy in which the biggest laugh is in the end credits?
July 9, 2014
As the film shifts from drab, duck-out-of-water comedy to madcap chase caper, things modestly improve.
July 9, 2014
Marvel Comics meets George Lucas's Industrial Light and Magic, and an uneasy, bland alliance it is, too.
July 9, 2014
For all those who cottoned to the charm of the comic books, the duck stops here.
July 9, 2014
If you want to know why grown-ups don't go to the movies anymore, try suffering through this ludicrous curiosity.
July 9, 2014
The movie is too scuzzy to beguile children, too infantile to appeal to adults.
January 16, 2013
Who was this stupid film made for?
July 6, 2010
As bad as you've heard. Actually, it's worse.
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...
March 10, 2009
It really is that bad.
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.
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.
April 25, 2007
The duck doesn't fly, but did anyone ever really think it would?
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