Uncle Sam Reviews

  • Nov 09, 2018

    It is not the best movie I have seen, but definitely not the worst. The writing is kind of decent, the kills are cool, so overall, it is fun to watch.

    It is not the best movie I have seen, but definitely not the worst. The writing is kind of decent, the kills are cool, so overall, it is fun to watch.

  • Nov 03, 2018

    I cant help but laugh at how stupid this movie can get.

    I cant help but laugh at how stupid this movie can get.

  • Jul 10, 2018

    Wonderfully trashy mid-90's slasher from director William Lustig and writer Larry Cohen. Super fun with lots of intentional (and unintentional humor).

    Wonderfully trashy mid-90's slasher from director William Lustig and writer Larry Cohen. Super fun with lots of intentional (and unintentional humor).

  • May 05, 2017

    So corny and over-the-top, but it's still a fun little slasher. Sam's design is cool, but the kills could've been a little more interesting, even if they are fitting.

    So corny and over-the-top, but it's still a fun little slasher. Sam's design is cool, but the kills could've been a little more interesting, even if they are fitting.

  • Jan 25, 2017

    I actually quite enjoyed this movie. Has some very cool subtext on patriotism and heroism. Very cheesey and camp like most 90s horror but worth the watch.

    I actually quite enjoyed this movie. Has some very cool subtext on patriotism and heroism. Very cheesey and camp like most 90s horror but worth the watch.

  • Oct 21, 2014

    Patriotism to an extreme level. The evil Uncle Sam takes down all non-patriotic foes, but then loses focus and just starts killing everyone.

    Patriotism to an extreme level. The evil Uncle Sam takes down all non-patriotic foes, but then loses focus and just starts killing everyone.

  • Jul 24, 2014

    That was painful. Still lovin Isaac Hayes though!

    That was painful. Still lovin Isaac Hayes though!

  • Aug 18, 2013

    It makes no sense and is mind numbingly dumb yet somehow entertaining in the trashiest way possible.

    It makes no sense and is mind numbingly dumb yet somehow entertaining in the trashiest way possible.

  • May 22, 2013

    Slickly produced slasher flick gets an A for effort, but the pacing is slow and boring.

    Slickly produced slasher flick gets an A for effort, but the pacing is slow and boring.

  • Mar 23, 2013

    Uncle Sam is the last film that William Lustig ever directed before taking over the Blue Underground DVD label. It was released in 1997 and direct-to-video to boot, so you can understand why the quality of the final product isn't all that stellar. With the director of Maniac and the Maniac Cop series, as well as the director of The Stuff on writing duties, you would expect it to be something a little more noteworthy, but sadly it isn't. Don't get me wrong though. There's plenty to like about this movie. The concept is good, the make up job they did on Uncle Sam looked good and the general direction of everything is pretty good, but everything else is pretty bland and boring. The whole movie is basically making a point about war and getting a kid who wants to grow up and be a soldier to realize that it isn't just about glory and heroism. It's an odd duck of a movie really, but if you look hard enough and pay attention, you can find some little things to enjoy about it. Watch for cameos by Robert Forster and P.J. Soles, and a horrendous performance from Isaac Hayes.

    Uncle Sam is the last film that William Lustig ever directed before taking over the Blue Underground DVD label. It was released in 1997 and direct-to-video to boot, so you can understand why the quality of the final product isn't all that stellar. With the director of Maniac and the Maniac Cop series, as well as the director of The Stuff on writing duties, you would expect it to be something a little more noteworthy, but sadly it isn't. Don't get me wrong though. There's plenty to like about this movie. The concept is good, the make up job they did on Uncle Sam looked good and the general direction of everything is pretty good, but everything else is pretty bland and boring. The whole movie is basically making a point about war and getting a kid who wants to grow up and be a soldier to realize that it isn't just about glory and heroism. It's an odd duck of a movie really, but if you look hard enough and pay attention, you can find some little things to enjoy about it. Watch for cameos by Robert Forster and P.J. Soles, and a horrendous performance from Isaac Hayes.