Electric Dreams
Electric Dreams (1984)

Dweebish architect Miles Harding (Lenny Von Dohlen) is hopelessly in love with neighboring musician Madeline (Virginia Madsen). He soon learns that Madeline already has an ardent suitor: Harding's own computer (voiced by Harold and… More

Rated: PG
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release Date: July 20, 1984
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Lawrence Kirkbride
Los Angeles Times

This is a lighthearted romantic comedy that has its moments, both humorous and thought-provoking.

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Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times

In the failure of Electric Dreams to blend and balance its ingredients properly, plot elements are lost (the brick), credibility is overtaxed (the lovelorn computer), and what remains is high tech without being high art.

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Lorien Haynes
Radio Times

Shot by director Steve Barron in the style of a pop promo, Electric Dreams starts brightly but ultimately disintegrates.

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Time Out

Photographically busy, though to no meaningful purpose, mildly amusing at best, the piece finally expires with what could be, but probably isn't, a parody of a feel-good ending.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

There are all kinds of disassociated, disturbing ideas floating around in the screenplay, none of which survive the filmmakers' decision to play everything for cloying cuteness.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

The story gets silly from time to time, stretching credibility to the breaking point, but the final result is an old-fashioned love triangle made new by the third party's being electronic.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It's not often that a modern movie has the courage to give us a hero who doesn't seem to be a cross between a disco god and an aerobics instructor, but the von Dohlen character is a nice change.

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David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

Electric Dreams tries to be as up to the minute as the latest rock video. But it looks more like a tired holdover from the ''psychedelic'' 1960s.

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People Magazine

It all comes together as an escapist package that is exactly what it should be: audience-friendly fun.

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Very dated and very silly. Someone may make a good remake one day though. Mainly it survives for nostalgia.