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Innerspace Reviews

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Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
August 3, 2015
Innerspace is a movie that sucks you in from the get-go, then keeps you hooked with the way it effortlessly moves from sci-fi to comedy to action, then back again.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Betsy Bozdech
Common Sense Media
May 4, 2012
'80s sci-fi adventure comedy has some drinking, swearing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
June 14, 2011
While the sci-fi is pretty hard to fault for what it is, and the adventure is aces for a high-concept 1980s family movie, the comedy is awfully wan and reedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Fernando F. Croce
September 6, 2009
For all the Amblin technology on display, Dante's greatest effects are humanistic
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Pat Graham
Chicago Reader
June 8, 2007
The plot is standard fantasy-adventure pulp, though director Joe Dante has so many screwball things going on in it that the comedy all but overwhelms the formulaic line of action.

TV Guide
June 8, 2007
Formulaic fun, helped by two winning leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Variety Staff
June 8, 2007
Short has infinitely more possibilities and makes the most of them, coming into his own as a screen personality as a mild-mannered little guy who rises to an extraordinary situation.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
August 14, 2006
Though the film plays like a mix of exhilarating adventure and smart comedy, it's deepened by the notion that little Quaid is floating around inside Short's body sinking hooks into things, ripping open veins, triggering stomach acid, and the like.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
June 24, 2006
While the anatomical special effects are imaginative enough, the manic rather than magical tone fails to achieve the sense of awe that made Fantastic Voyage -- clearly this film's inspiration -- so fascinating.
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
September 24, 2004
A really inventive and truly funny fantasy-comedy.
| Original Score: 4/5
Luis Martinez
September 17, 2004
A funny for all family. A classical 80s movie.
| Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 25, 2004
Director Joe Dante throws in every special effects trick in the book to give some heft to the skimpy script but it doesn't work.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
July 25, 2003
Aventura de ficção científica que, com o toque amalucado de Joe Dante, vira uma comédia quase besteirol - aliás, em alguns momentos vai até longe demais. No entanto, os efeitos são bacanas, o espírito é de diversão e o filme agrada.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
It has been made in a style best described as enthusiastic.
| Original Score: 3/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
April 11, 2003
I loved it at 14 years old. I was mildly amused 14 years later. Make of that what you will.
| Original Score: 3/5
Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News
January 29, 2003
An underrated comic masterpiece from the talented director Joe Dante.
| Original Score: 4/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
September 24, 2002
[Innerspace] is pure entertainment, with plenty of gags and cameos that demand repeat viewings.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Erik Childress
September 19, 2002
A Beautifully Told Comedy/Adventure by Joe Dante. My personal favorite of his.
| Original Score: 5/5
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
August 13, 2002
a lame, SF proving Martin Short is no movie star
| Original Score: 2/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
August 1, 2002
It's good to have friends on the inside, you know?
| Original Score: 7/10
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