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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 95%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

‑ Tom Milne, Time Out
"Oft fun comedy noted for its boost to Michael Keaton's career; early Ron Howard direction."
‑ Steve Crum, Video-Reviewmaster.com
"This early Ron Howard comedy has no shortage of laugh-out-loud moments thanks to Michael Keaton's unforgettable screen debut as manic wildman Bill Blazejowski."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"When Michael Keaton's onscreen it's wildly entertaining."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"This is a halfway funny movie, one that's got loads of good gags in its first half and nothing but trouble in its second."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Winkler turns in the best performance of his career, and Keaton is wonderful."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Keaton's first major role marked him for stardom; and also added to Howard's newly forming directorial stature."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
"Dated comedy offers very little in the chuckle department, with even less in narrative obstruction, but remains interesting only for the early work of now-famed director Ron Howard."
‑ JoBlo, JoBlo's Movie Emporium
"This isn't as snappily directed or as caustically conceived as the subsequent Risky Business, which has a similar theme, but it's arguably just as sexy and almost as funny."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"'Love brokers!' Still Michael Keaton's best role."
‑ Pete Vonder Haar, Film Threat
"Howard's first great film. Should have made Winkler a movie star, but alas...."
‑ Eric Lurio, Greenwich Village Gazette
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