Hugo Pool
Hugo Pool (1997)

Robert Downey Sr. (Greaser's Palace, Putney Swope), who directed this movie, also co-authored the film's screenplay with his wife Laura Downey, who died in 1994 of Lou Gehrig's disease. The romantic comedy-drama follows the… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 28, 1999
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Critic Score: 31% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

I groaned my way through this black -- and blue -- romantic comedy and then decided I liked it.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Hugo Pool, the first film in six years from former counterculture director Robert Downey sets new standards in wacko charmlessness.

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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

A series of strenuously oddball vignettes masquerading as a movie.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

It's as if Downey Sr.'s irreverence and off-the-wall humor couldn't quite co-exist with the heartfelt tribute he intends to make here to his wife and her fellow Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis sufferers.

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Emanuel Levy

The best thing about this bizarre love story (follie de grandeur) between a female pool cleaner and immobile man in wheelchair is that it puts icon Robert Downey behind the camera after long absence; with some luck Patrick Dempsey should become a lead man

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Cole Smithey

What a mess.

Nathan Rabin
AV Club

A sweet, winning diversion that meanders enjoyably on the strength of its laid-back charm.

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Jack Mathews
Los Angeles Times

The audience seems limited to the director's inner circle.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The bottom of the pool.

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