Rustler's Rhapsody
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An amusing spoof of the good 'ole westerns back in the halcyon days when all the cliches were held up as icons, this parody by Hugh Wilson works best for savvy audiences. Rex O'Herlihan (Tom Berenger) is a singing cowboy with a wardrobe straight out of the Hollywood westerns of the '40s -- he worships his horse, and has a trusty sidekick too. Every town he wanders into has a sheriff on the dole, a shady cattle rancher, a prostitute with a heart of gold, an innocent young damsel, a town drunk, and the standard bad guys in black hats and long coats (Spaghetti-western style) who… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 18%

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"Even on the mechanical level in which it was made, the number of jokes that don't work far outnumber the ones that do."
‑ Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune
"Mr. Berenger is perfectly adequate but, like the film, he's on much too long."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Berenger is excellent, Griffith is delightful, and Wayne (son of John Wayne) is hilarious."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"As a 10-minute sketch on Saturday Night Live, it probably would have been dynamite. But at 1 hour, 28 minutes, the picture seems padded."
‑ Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
"What this one lacks is broad-barreled fun, which is the essential element in a spoof."
‑ Candice Russell, South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"Its one-note joke wore thin for me mighty soon."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Although fans of Westerns will probably enjoy the movie more than others, Rustlers' Rhapsody will still prove amusing even for viewers who dislike the genre."
‑ Jon Nalick, Los Angeles Times
"The producer was David Giler, who once turned out such estimable entertainments as Alien and The Parallax View. Couldn't he have put us all out of our misery? They still shelve movies, don't they?"
‑ , People Magazine
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