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Sinbad offers some unusual advice on how to make friends in this wacky comedy. Kevin Franklin (Sinbad) is a guy who dreams of starting his own business. However, getting it off the ground is another matter altogether, and soon Kevin discovers that the two loan sharks who fronted him money want to be paid, and paid promptly, otherwise Kevin will be spending some time in the hospital. On the run through an airport, Kevin is trying to find a way out when he overhears Gary Young (Phil Hartman) wondering where his friend is. It seems that Gary has arranged a reunion with an old friend from… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 15%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Turns out to be an inane fish-out-of-water comedy. Along the way it turns into a virtual McDonald's commercial, too. The fact that you can hardly tell the difference is a good clue to the movie's bad-television flavor."
‑ Caryn James, New York Times
"Plot-wise, there's little here beyond a few insubstantial strands."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Who decided Sinbad needed to star in a movie and what should we do to them when we find out?"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Like the housepest of the title, Sinbad's character here is more annoying than amusing and before the film is over you may just wish he'd go away."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"As good-natured as its big, beefy star, comedian Sinbad."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"Comedy at its most formulaic."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Tedious and unfocused...the contrivance in this forgettable comedy is inexplicably unbearable"
‑ Frank Ochieng,
"A film that lacks solid construction from the ground up, something that can't be "fixed in the editing," I'm afraid."
‑ Joey O'Bryan, Austin Chronicle
"In its worst moments, Houseguest becomes a struggle in which a very human comedian fights to project his personality over the director's technological muddle. But the good news is that Sinbad wins."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"Waste of Phil Hartman and Sinbad"
‑ Steve Crum,
"here's that eviction notice"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
More reviews for Houseguest on Rotten Tomatoes

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