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Used Cars Reviews

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October 2, 2015
Director/co-writer Robert Zemeckis has undeniable energy and flair, but it's being misspent on pretexts and situations that seem inexcusably gratuitous and snide.
October 2, 2015
Most of the time, I didn't know whether to laugh or shudder, and I ended up doing a lot of both.
October 2, 2015
Featuring a great turn from Kurt Russell, Used Cars is both a brilliantly funny comedy and a good reminder of just how interesting a writer-director Robert Zemeckis used to be.
October 2, 2015
It's also one of the funniest ruminations on American values, as the car showroom becomes a warped microcosm of society.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 2, 2015
Used Cars is full of used characters, used ideas, and used jokes, many of which are in astonishingly bad taste.
October 2, 2015
Filled with riotous plot twists and effective black humor, this is a truly inventive and memorable comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 2, 2015
Sixties nostalgia from I Wanna Hold Your Hand shifts to bracing vulgarity circa late-'70s, just as Kurt Russell graduates from Disney to conman greasiness.
October 2, 2015
You'd be crazy to buy a used car from either one of these hucksters, but their pitch is irresistible.
April 24, 2014
Everything one would expect from an R-rated comedy from the early '80s is present and accounted for: gratuitous T&A, profanity that flies like poetry, then-timely potshots at famous figures, and plenty of impressive vehicular stuntwork.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 13, 2010
The film's incessant assault on its characters and their perverse quest for the American Holy Grail (money and power) has the pacing and energy of a 1930's zany screwball comedy, but is much darker in spirit
Full Review | Original Score: 78/100
March 26, 2009
What might have looked like a great idea on paper has been tackled by filmmakers who haven't expanded it much beyond the one joke inherent in the premise.
February 9, 2006
Used Cars runs on a contemporary screwball motor with a slapstick chassis.
October 23, 2004
Used Cars was written, directed, and produced by the team of Bob Zemeckis and Bob Gale, two young filmmakers who seem to be higher on kinetic energy than on structure and comedic instinct.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 30, 2004
A foul-mouthed, bumpercrunching farce that is often funnier in theory than in fact but, even so, is a movie that has more laughs in it than any film of the summer except Airplane!
August 10, 2004
Biting comedy
| Original Score: 4/5
October 22, 2002
It's better than most Zemeckis movies -- for what that's worth.
| Original Score: 3/5
May 22, 2002
The romantic subplot, like nearly everything else here, is a total lemon.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
February 4, 2002
...Makes us wish that Robert Zemeckis had directed every T&A comedy [of the 1980s]
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 18, 2007
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 8, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
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