Road House 1989

Critics score:
40 / 100

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Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune: Road House is startling because of the intensity of its violence and because of Swayze's mindless posturing. Read more

Caryn James, New York Times: Road House is much funnier than most comedies, until it turns vile instead of just stupid. Read more

Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader: Eventually it mutates into a paranoid revenge plot that might be called Walking Short. Read more

Desmond Ryan, Philadelphia Inquirer: All Road House amounts to is a botched southern, and it's not worth a detour. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: This is not a good movie. But viewed in the right frame of mind, it is not a boring one, either. Read more

Time Out: Mindless entertainment of the highest order. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: Its vigilante justice, lawlessness and wanton violence feel ludicrous in a modern setting. Read more

Hal Hinson, Washington Post: Road House lays out its story with the subtlety of a wrestling match, and probably with less sharpness or savvy. Read more