Can you inflate a gimmick-driven comedy skit into a full-fledged feature film? Up to a point.
A sweet, funny anarchic pastiche that should find broad based popularity.
-Leonard KladyFull Review
Coneheads falls flat about as often as it turns funny, and displays more amiability than style.
-Janet MaslinFull Review
A respectably funny -- but small -- effort, a reunion party best watched in your living room, while you consume mass quantities of pizza with extra molten lactate extract of hooved mammals.
-Desson ThomsonFull Review
This is a dismal, dreary and fairly desperate movie, in which the actors try very hard but are unable to overcome an uninspired screenplay.
-Roger EbertFull Review
I expected stupid humor, silly humor, or bizarre humor, but not no humor.
-James BerardinelliFull Review
Curtin and Aykroyd rely on old standbys... When that doesn't work, which mostly it doesn't, they try grossing us out with a series of revolting Remulakian childbirth jokes.
-Rita KempleyFull Review
A one-joke movie, stretched to the limit.
-Emanuel LevyFull Review
Whether on Earth or in space, the jokes are either flat or hopelessly crude.
What's so funny?
-Michael DequinaFull Review
This film went so wrong somewhere, the
Better-than-average SNL spin-off, and unfortunately the best thing Aykroyd's done sice Ghostbusters.
-Luke Y. Thompson
It should have remained a skit on SNL
It's not worth the expenditure of energy, really.
-Scott RenshawFull Review
The film itself is like the cinematic equivalent of a clothesline, with a steady stream of skits and gags hung out to dry.
-Chris HicksFull Review
A new spin on the original skit with some fresh stars like Sinbad and McKean plus a generous special effects budget fill in the gaps when the movie flags.
-Christopher NullFull Review
A thoroughly updated and nicely fleshed-out comedy that never quite makes you loose a molar laughing, but instead keeps solid little gags flowing throughout.
-Marc SavlovFull Review