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Romancing the Stone Reviews

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June 27, 2017
There are enough pleasant moments and the protagonists fulfill their function of carrying the story without any special development. [Full review in Spanish]
April 4, 2014
The filmmakers have devised some clever twists on the earlier films they recall, and they reserve a good share of the derring-do for their heroine, who's a refreshingly far cry from the helpless ladies-in-distress of old.
April 4, 2014
Turner is terrific, Douglas is fine and the action is slam-bang. Add lots of laughs and it all works out just right.
April 4, 2014
In this cracking jungle-set treasure hunt, director Robert Zemeckis spices up a deliberately old-fashioned matinée adventure with tongue-in-cheek gags, unpredictably clever touches and top-of-the-range action.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 31, 2014
This may be a lark, but grown-ups need those too and the lack of pandering to teenage sensibilities helps it stand apart from other adventure films of the era.
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 2, 2011
Action, romance, sharp dialog; best for teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
July 14, 2010
Between Michael Douglas' mullet, a synthesizer heavy score, and Kathleen Turner shining in her blink and you missed it prime, Zemeckis' movie is truly time capsule worthy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 29, 2010
A grand example of the rarest combination of adventure, humor, and sexual chemistry which all crackle along with abandon.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
May 6, 2008
Douglas and Turner make a great double act in this exuberantly directed adventure movie with a great start turn from the always enjoyable De Vito. Good stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 6, 2008
All very tongue-in-cheek (typified by the opening sequence, lifted straight from one of Joan's pulp novels) and great fun.
February 6, 2008
Turner is like a lot of unwitting screen heroines ahead of her, guaranteed that her drab existence is about to be transformed -- probably by a man, preferably handsome and adventurous.
February 6, 2008
A rousing, old-fashioned romantic adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 6, 2008
Director Robert Zemeckis displays such dazzling cinematic know-how that it's genuinely depressing when this 1984 film falls off into the usual self-ridicule.
February 19, 2007
The chemistry between the principles is something that no one can deny.
October 28, 2006
Douglas's performance as Colton single-handedly turned him from being a grade-B actor turned producer into a full-fledged movie star.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 2, 2006
A high-spirited cocktail of action, comedy and romance that's one of those rare movies with something for almost everyone.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 15, 2006
often copied, but never quite duplicated
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 1, 2006
The message is clear: Love and protection comes with a white face and a big, black gun. His name is Michael Douglas.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 27, 2006
Its combination of romance and adventure (and a bit of comedy) was spot-on, and few films that have arrived since have captured Stone's enthusiasm and good-naturedness
| Original Score: 4/5
August 13, 2006
A surprisingly witty script, some really excellent chemistry between Douglas & Turner, and a large (and very welcome) portion of comic relief by Danny DeVito. Fun stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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