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Starsky & Hutch Reviews

February 9, 2006
Too amiable to cook up anything truly memorable...
August 7, 2004
Stiller and Wilson look bewildered.
March 18, 2004
A sterling supporting cast -- down to the tiniest bit parts -- provides enough astringent intelligence to make the slobbering sentimentality go down with ease.
March 16, 2004
Moves slowly and without much grace; it tries to jiggle laughs out of us instead of letting them flow freely.
March 11, 2004
There is a comic-book devouring, Playboy-stashing adolescent male heart thumping rather sweetly at the core of this homage-spoof.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 5, 2004
A scattershot cop comedy that aims its parodistic firepower not at any single target -- least of all its namesake -- but at an entire decade.
March 5, 2004
A really good not-great movie, the kind that would be classified as a guilty pleasure were it not executed with guilt-free honesty and good nature.
March 5, 2004
Forget Mel Gibson, this is the year's biggest bummer for the Jews: that their biggest box-office champ, apart from Jesus, is the image of angry impotence.
March 5, 2004
Apart from wardrobe and hair, the two heroes completely miss the spirit that made the original spark.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 5, 2004
Starsky & Hutch is funny throughout, but with a handful of really hilarious moments of a kind that most comedies just don't deliver.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 5, 2004
The stars give [the movie] so many knee-slapper moments you'll want to wear long thick pants to save your thighs.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
March 5, 2004
Probably the most enjoyable Hollywood update of a decades-old TV series since the first Brady Bunch movie.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 5, 2004
This S&H is only as funny as you can imagine Stiller and Wilson being. For me, that's pretty funny.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 5, 2004
The worst thing about Starsky & Hutch is how devoid of actual jokes the movie is. It's all premise, no substance.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
March 5, 2004
Although Starsky & Hutch is a movie without a sincere moment, somehow it never seems cynical.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 5, 2004
A movie that manages to capture the swinging '70s vibe while effectively satirizing it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 5, 2004
The ceaseless Hollywood plundering of '70s television definitely tests one's patience, and Starsky & Hutch could have been more compact. In all, though, the movie makes for a funky good time.
Read More | Original Score: B
March 5, 2004
A surprisingly funny movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 5, 2004
An enjoyably stupid night at the movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 4, 2004
Like countless other flabby, winking studio comedies out there, this movie plays like a series of sketches begging for commercial breaks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 4, 2004
Starsky & Hutch has moments of hilarity a little greater than you might expect of a movie that is just out for a lazy good time.
March 4, 2004
One the best '70s tube lampoons since 1995's The Brady Bunch Movie.
March 4, 2004
No one involved with Starsky & Hutch actually seems to care about the movie.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
March 4, 2004
A moderately amusing diversion.
Read More | Original Score: C+
March 4, 2004
As tremendously stupid as it is unavoidably funny, Starsky and Hutch is one of those slop-job, slapstick movies you can't help but laugh at.
Read More | Original Score: B
March 4, 2004
Though Stiller and Wilson may be today's most overexposed actors, they have infectious chemistry here.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 4, 2004
Starsky & Hutch performs the miracle of making fun from -- rather than of -- one of its most popular cop shows.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
March 4, 2004
Diverting retread.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 4, 2004
Being a period piece hardly excuses Starsky & Hutch from being a cliche-ridden, uncharming and tiresome exercise in recycled humor.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
March 4, 2004
The big-screen adaptation of the 1970's television cop show Starsky & Hutch has a crafty, can-you-dig-it? spirit.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 4, 2004
An affectionate satire of the late-'70s action series, it retains an agreeable small-screen modesty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 4, 2004
This 'Why bother?' spinoff of the '70s undercover cop show is little more than a 99-minute shtickfest built around something resembling a plot.
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 4, 2004
It will warm your funny bone if given half a chance.
March 4, 2004
Although fans of the original might enjoy watching the characters return, the movie often goes for cheap laughs with little payoff.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
March 4, 2004
If a movie rises and falls solely on the basis of its laughs, it better have a lot of them. Starsky & Hutch doesn't.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 4, 2004
Yet another based-on- a-TV-hit, oh-those- crazy-'70s dud.
Read More | Original Score: D+
March 4, 2004
Hollywood's latest McMovie -- name-brand recognition as raison d'Ítre or, if you will, creative bankruptcy on a very large scale.
March 3, 2004
Phillips, who started out making creepy (and funny) documentaries, has become a canny repackager of yesterday's schlock -- a mall-friendly purveyor of arrested comedy for an arrested world.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
March 2, 2004
S&H's chief pleasure is the spontaneous, sometimes quite touching rapport between the two stars.
March 1, 2004
The key to the film's success is that it uses the burned out premise as the springboard for a comedy, not an action flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 1, 2004
[A] lot of fun from start to finish.
February 26, 2004
While the gags in Starsky and Hutch are more hit-and-miss than nonstop inspiration, the movie does get a fair share of laughs.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
February 26, 2004
Like most movies derived from 1960s and '70s TV, Starsky & Hutch doesn't possess the kind of ingenuity necessary to sustain feature length.
February 23, 2004
Cruises along agreeably on the easy chemistry between Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson.