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Innerspace Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
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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.
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
August 13, 2002
a lame, SF proving Martin Short is no movie star
| Original Score: 2/5
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
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Innerspace is significant for one thing -- the establishment of Martin Short as the funniest new kid on the Hollywood block. Too bad that's not enough for the sensation-a-second makers of Innerspace.
Brandon Judell
August 14, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
August 8, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Here is an absurd, unwieldy, overplotted movie that nevertheless is entertaining - and some of the fun comes from the way the plot keeps laying it on.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Fernando F. Croce
September 6, 2009
For all the Amblin technology on display, Dante's greatest effects are humanistic
Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide
July 25, 2002
Innerspace is high-concept all the way, but if all such 'high-concept' movies were crafted with this much affection and good humour, then lots of movie critics would be out of jobs/
| Original Score: 84/100
Betsy Bozdech
Common Sense Media
May 4, 2012
'80s sci-fi adventure comedy has some drinking, swearing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
The film is packed. It has science fiction, comedy, chases, really weird situations, and really weird characters, and it just keeps delivering.
Full Review | Original Score: low +2 out of -4..+4
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
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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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 Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 9, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
August 1, 2002
It's good to have friends on the inside, you know?
| Original Score: 7/10
Erik Childress
September 19, 2002
A Beautifully Told Comedy/Adventure by Joe Dante. My personal favorite of his.
| Original Score: 5/5
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
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
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