Johnny Dangerously
Johnny Dangerously (1984)

This spoof of the 1930s and '40s crime stories ranges from the ridiculous to the sublime as it tells the story of Johnny Dangerously (Byron Thames as the young Johnny, Michael Keaton as the older), a devoted son to his ailing mother… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release Date: December 21, 1984
DVD Release Date: August 27, 2002
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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: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
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.