The Tomatometer rating – based on the published opinions of hundreds of film and television critics – is a trusted measurement of movie and TV programming quality for millions of moviegoers. It represents the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive for a given film or television show.
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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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I enjoyed this film as a kid though even then a lot of the jokes seemed a little immature. I made the mistake of watching it as an adult and it does not age well. The jokes are mostly infantile or too on-the-nose to be funny. Many of them were bordering on dated when the movie came out (a Doublemint Twins joke that is literally just that there is a pair of twins and the president tells them to chew gum). Other than seeing John Candy, one of the best comedic actors of the 80s, there's not much for an adult in this.
Great MOVIE! tHERE IS NO BETTER scifi parody film out there!!
April 25, 2018
VERY FUNNY. WATCHED 3 TIMES IN A ROW. WOULD SEE AGAIN. COULDN'T STOP LAUGHING
April 23, 2018
Overacting is an art! Dot Matrix (voiced by Joan Rivers) has perhaps the wittiest line in the whole movie, most of the others rely on classic schtick, which isn't bad, but more wit would have improved the movie a lot.
This is one of the movies I think of when I think of the golden age of spoof movies. It's a very silly, enjoyable movie that I keep coming back to, and like many others, I don't understand why it got a mixed critical reception.