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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film's appeal will depend largely on whether you feel like laughing at senile dementia and automobile accidents."
‑ Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times
"Marking severe career setbacks for Ameche and Selleck, Folks! represents an obvious miscalculation as to the low intelligence of the mass audience."
‑ Lawrence Cohn, Variety
"Senility and attempted suicide are used to supposed comic effect as Selleck wanders around in various states of disarray, probably wondering what on earth he did to end up in this dreadful film."
‑ Joanna Berry, Radio Times
"A comedy only Dr. Kevorkian could have loved."
‑ Chuck O'Leary,
"Folks! is a dreadful comedy about, of all things, Alzheimer's disease. And, just in case this isn't offensive enough, there's attempted suicide, matricide and patricide in the film's final third."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"[Director Kotcheff] treats material that might have been effective as dark, nightmare comedy as something bright, bouncy and frivolous, an approach that kills all the laughs and turns shock into mere tastelessness."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Tribune
"Masquerading as a commentary on the greedy '80s, this is clearly the sort of moronic comedy beloved of the Weekend at Bernie's team of Kotcheff and writer Robert Klane."
‑ Colette Maude, Time Out
"It is an unnecessarily cruel little film that attempts to evoke humor from the afflictions of old age, while using the bungling of an elderly parent to thrash a younger man into submission."
‑ Roger Hurlburt, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"Embarrassing from stem to stern"
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"I would think sitting through this sort of thing would cause a little soul-searching in anyone. Don't let it happen to you."
‑ Kathleen Maher, Austin Chronicle
"Klane has written this one as less of a slow burn, going instead for obnoxiously stunt-filled, madcap farce, all the way to the high-concept-reinforcing title exclamation point."
‑ Chris Willman, Los Angeles Times
"It's not easy to fathom how Mr. Selleck or any other actor could have read this far in Robert Klane's screenplay and still decided to go full steam ahead."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"For the final third, we don't know whether to laugh at or be appalled by Selleck's attempts to murder a couple of old people by such methods as pushing them onto the highway in a gas-drenched Ford Pinto."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"An embarassment to all involved"
‑ Brian J. Arthurs, Beach Reporter (Southern California)
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