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Join us for a beer tasting before a screening of ROAD HOUSE! Sample three beers before selecting your favorite for a pint to enjoy during the film. Also includes snacks from the Torpedo Room, trivia with Squirrel, and more! Patrick Swayze. More roundhouse kicks than a Taekwondo tournament. Sam Elliot. Monster trucks. Self stitches. Horrible one-liners. Lots of mullets. ROAD HOUSE has it all. Dalton (Swayze) is a true gentleman with a degree in philosophy from NYU. He also has a flip side - he's the best bar bouncer in the business. When Dalton's brought in to clean up the Double Deuce,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Road House is startling because of the intensity of its violence and because of Swayze's mindless posturing."
‑ Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune
"Its vigilante justice, lawlessness and wanton violence feel ludicrous in a modern setting."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"An immensely enjoyable slice of romanticised fisticuffs, this is a Western in every respect except the stetsons and six guns."
‑ Tom Tunney, Empire Magazine
"Swayze is up to a part that requires him merely to show his muscles and dexterity, but Gazzara is trapped in his hopelessly evil caricature, leaving Sam Elliott (in a too-limited role) to provide the film's only real charm."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"'Road House' is a terrible movie, and by 'terrible' I mean 'awesome.'"
‑ Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
"All Road House amounts to is a botched southern, and it's not worth a detour."
‑ Desmond Ryan, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Mindless entertainment of the highest order."
‑ , Time Out
"Good-natured enough, but essentially an excuse for lots of mindless violence perpetrated by one-dimensional characters."
‑ , Film4
"Badass brawls, broken beer bottles, booming beats, big boobs and bad blood."
‑ Kevin N. Laforest, Montreal Film Journal
"'s hard to go wrong with a film that features such choice bits of dialogue as "nobody ever wins a fight," "be nice until it's time to not be nice," and, of course, "pain don't hurt.""
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Eventually it mutates into a paranoid revenge plot that might be called Walking Short."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Road House is much funnier than most comedies, until it turns vile instead of just stupid."
‑ Caryn James, New York Times
"Swayze kicks some serious ass"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson,
"Road House is the mother of all stop signs for channel surfers everywhere."
‑ David Medsker,
"the gayest thing next to a gladiator movie"
‑ Pete Croatto,
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