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Road House is startling because of the intensity of its violence and because of Swayze's mindless posturing.
New York Times:
Road House is much funnier than most comedies, until it turns vile instead of just stupid.
Eventually it mutates into a paranoid revenge plot that might be called Walking Short.
This is not a good movie. But viewed in the right frame of mind, it is not a boring one, either.
Its vigilante justice, lawlessness and wanton violence feel ludicrous in a modern setting.
Road House lays out its story with the subtlety of a wrestling match, and probably with less sharpness or savvy.