Johnny Dangerously
Johnny Dangerously (1984)

Amy Heckerling's gangster spoof stars Michael Keaton as Johnny, an honest man who turns to the criminal life as a means of paying off his beloved mother's hospital bills.

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: August 27, 2002
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47%
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63%


Critic Score: 47% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com

Keaton in starring role helps, but overall average laughs.

Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

I know I shouldn't like this film, but dammit, it's just so gloriously exuberantly silly that there's no use condemning it.

James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

"what looks like a sure thing misfires miserably"

Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Good spoof of The Roaring Twenties

Beth Accomando
KPBS.org

A mob comedy that shoots only blanks.

Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Sorta funny for a while, but it runs out of ammo long before it's over

John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...the film doesn't just run out of laughs; it becomes positively leaden by the last half hour.

More reviews for Johnny Dangerously

Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
AJ Verser
So funny and entertaining, I really enjoyed it, even if some parts were a little too ridiculous. Most of the time this is a very cool movie. It is a spoof of… More
Dean McKenna
Not bad of wild spoof 1930's gangster film.
xGary Xx
This pastiche of old school gangster films has a couple of funny moments, but spread over 90 minutes it soon wears out it's welcome.
Dann Michalski
A fun and entertaining spoof of the gangster genre, Johnny Dangerously pulls no punches. The story follows a kid named Johnny who joins a New York crime… More
Michael Gildea
The Indian mobster was hilarious!
Jared H
A little-known 80's comedy that me and my family find quite funny...lots of quoteable lines here.