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Idle Hands Reviews

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Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
February 2, 2014
Anyone with the mental capacity to make it to high school will be embarrassed by the ineptness on display here.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
October 18, 2013
Offers some great splatter along with hilarious dialogue that will keep Sam Raimi buffs anxious for more.
Michael Dequina
April 8, 2009
Too precariously straddles the line between fun and cheese, often going a bit too far over the top.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
April 8, 2008
Ganha pontos pelo perverso senso de humor, mas acaba soando demais como uma cópia de "Evil Dead 2" para merecer uma recomendação.
| Original Score: 3/5
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Were you expecting a teen remake of The Hands of Orlac? Don't hold your breath.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
Maybe 90 seconds of viable and sustained humor at the end.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
It jumps from one path to the next without any sense of continuity.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Andreas Samuelson
June 19, 2004
Stupid, silly fun with a decent amount of gore and heavy dose of teen humor
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 10, 2004
All of these people can make better movies than this, and most of them have.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jim Shelby
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
Is it a spoof, or is it just stupid ... or is it a stupid spoof?
| Original Score: 1/4
Kim Newman
Sight and Sound
December 2, 2002
It's an infalliby funny gambit...
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
The attempts to extract comedy from this grim raw material are leaden, blood-soaked disasters.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4

Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
Idle Hands may be the devil's playground, but empty minds are the venue for this time waster.
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
March 22, 2002
Its mixture of slapstick humour and gore -- produced by the flying fingers -- gives new meaning to the phrase digital effects.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
When it's over, you may feel like cutting off your own hand for having paid good money at the ticket counter.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Even pretensions toward the humorous and hip cannot save this blood-drenched film from its innate tastelessness!
Scott Renshaw
Scott Renshaw's Screening Room
January 1, 2000
Idle Hands is either idiotic or pandering, when it isn't both.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
I admit to having chuckled once; that's why the movie gets a generous one star instead of none.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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January 1, 2000
It's a bad thriller and a bad comedy!
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Samples other teen horror movies like a video DJ with a tape deck, exhibiting high spirits and a crazed comic energy!
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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