Romancing the Stone - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Romancing the Stone Reviews

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Variety Staff
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.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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.
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John Preston
Time Out
June 24, 2006
The script is sharp and funny, the direction sure-footed on both the comedy and action fronts, and the whole thing adds up to rather more concerted fun than Indiana Jones' flab-ridden escapade in the Temple of Doom.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
After all the Raiders rip-offs, it's fun to find an adventure film that deserves the comparison, that has the same spirit and sense of humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
An elaborately produced, mostly charmless adventure-comedy that intends to make fun of a kind of romantic fiction that's one step removed from what the movie is all about.