The Coca Cola Kid
The Coca Cola Kid (1985)

The ugly American bullying his way through a foreign country was a subject for comedy in several films of the 1980s, most notably Bill Forsyth's Local Hero and this film from exiled Yugoslavian director Dusan Makavejev. Eric Roberts… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 16, 2002
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff
Variety

Yhe mix of earthy symbolism, offbeat eroticism, the picaresque and the rough-and-tumble social, rather unpolitical satire now seems poured from a bottle that has been left uncapped overnight.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

An oddball comedy that is particularly well-timed to coincide with the current Coke marketing circus.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

The film that has spread the director's political message to the widest audience.

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Time Out

A plot that goes AWOL in the interests of true love, and Roberts, as the kid from Coke, who is well on his way to becoming the world's worst actor.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

[A] mild, uneven social satire.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A zany look at the competitive ethos of an aggressive corporation.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

The film's cutting edge is never very keen.

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

The satire is peculiarly fizzless

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Film4

A complete mess, but so benign it's rather hard to take offence.

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
A strange, quirky, yet predictable comedy, romance, adventure in Australia. I half like it and half hate it, so it's okay.