Idle Hands
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Teenage burnouts and post-modern slasher films are both raked over the satiric coals in the blood-soaked comedy Idle Hands. Anton (Devon Sawa) is a cheerful but exceedingly non-ambitious 17-year-old stoner who lives to stay buzzed, watch TV, and moon over Molly (Jessica Alba), the beautiful girl who lives next door. However, it turns out that the old cliché about idle hands being the devil's playground has a kernel of truth after all; there's a demonic beast living in his house that has already decapitated Anton's mom and dad (though it takes him a while to notice), and now the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 16%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Maybe 90 seconds of viable and sustained humor at the end."
‑ Jeff Millar, Houston Chronicle
"Excruciatingly unfunny!"
‑ Susan Stark, Detroit News
"Anyone with the mental capacity to make it to high school will be embarrassed by the ineptness on display here."
‑ Steve Newton, Georgia Straight
"Ganha pontos pelo perverso senso de humor, mas acaba soando demais como uma cópia de "Evil Dead 2" para merecer uma recomendação."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Stupid, silly fun with a decent amount of gore and heavy dose of teen humor"
‑ Andreas Samuelson, Slasherpool
"Its mixture of slapstick humour and gore -- produced by the flying fingers -- gives new meaning to the phrase digital effects."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"Dumb, blood-soaked, undeniably kinetic teen Guignol bash!"
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"Offers some great splatter along with hilarious dialogue that will keep Sam Raimi buffs anxious for more."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Were you expecting a teen remake of The Hands of Orlac? Don't hold your breath."
‑ Ron Wells, Film Threat
"All of these people can make better movies than this, and most of them have."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"Even pretensions toward the humorous and hip cannot save this blood-drenched film from its innate tastelessness!"
‑ Lawrence Van Gelder, New York Times
"A disastrous attempt to mix comedy and horror!"
‑ Jonathan Foreman, New York Post
"Too precariously straddles the line between fun and cheese, often going a bit too far over the top."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"It jumps from one path to the next without any sense of continuity."
‑ Robin Clifford, Reeling Reviews
"Is it a spoof, or is it just stupid ... or is it a stupid spoof?"
‑ Jim Shelby, Palo Alto Weekly
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