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"The Coneheads" were a sketch on the Saturday Night Live television show of the late '70s which were expanded to feature-length proportions with this film. The story concerns Beldar (Dan Aykroyd) and Prymaat (Jane Curtin), who leave the planet Remulak to prepare for an invasion of Planet Earth. But due to a malfunction, they find themselves plunged into the Hudson River and forced to take up residence in Paramus, New Jersey where Beldar gets work as an appliance salesman and makes a deal for a phony social security card. Before long, all thoughts of invading Earth are left behind… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 34%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Can you inflate a gimmick-driven comedy skit into a full-fledged feature film? Up to a point."
‑ Duane Byrge, Hollywood Reporter
"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 Thomson, Washington Post
"So-so '90s movie based on '70s SNL sketch has edgy humor."
‑ Brian Costello, Common Sense Media
"Its transition to the big screen suggests an idea that was plotted on the back of a beer mat when the creators were too pickled to stand up straight. One wishes they had passed out before they were so inspired."
‑ , Film4
"This film went so wrong somewhere, the"
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"A sweet, funny anarchic pastiche that should find broad based popularity."
‑ Leonard Klady, Variety
"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 Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"A one-joke movie, stretched to the limit."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
‑ Eric Lurio, Greenwich Village Gazette
"Better-than-average SNL spin-off, and unfortunately the best thing Aykroyd's done sice Ghostbusters."
‑ Luke Y. Thompson, New Times
"Coneheads falls flat about as often as it turns funny, and displays more amiability than style."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"I expected stupid humor, silly humor, or bizarre humor, but not no humor."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Whether on Earth or in space, the jokes are either flat or hopelessly crude."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"What's so funny?"
‑ Michael Dequina,
"It should have remained a skit on SNL"
‑ Michael Szymanski,
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