Romancing the Stone Reviews

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March 10, 2021
It may be the sub-standard cousin of better adventure movies, but it is still a rollicking good time.
September 7, 2020
Adventure first and foremost, followed by an engaging tale and enough good-natured comedy to ensure that no event appears too sinister or serious.
September 4, 2020
...a hybrid of Indiana Jones and classic screwball romances.
February 11, 2020
It disappoints because of the clumsy script. [Full Review in Spanish]
January 29, 2019
The set-up in "Romancing the Stone" is poorly contrived to sustain a chase thriller.
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.
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.
January 2, 2011
Action, romance, sharp dialog; best for teens.
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.
June 29, 2010
A grand example of the rarest combination of adventure, humor, and sexual chemistry which all crackle along with abandon.
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.
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.
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.
December 27, 2006
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