Used Cars
Used Cars (1980)

This delicious comedy abounds with bad taste as it tells the story of two used car salesmen who will do anything for a buck, even if it means murdering the dealership owner and burying him in his car to keep his wealthy brother-rival from… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: February 5, 2002
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78%
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71%



Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Everything one would expect from an R-rated comedy from the early '80s is present and accounted for: gratuitous T&A, profanity that flies like poetry, then-timely potshots at famous figures, and plenty of impressive vehicular stuntwork.

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Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International

Biting comedy

Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central

...Makes us wish that Robert Zemeckis had directed every T&A comedy [of the 1980s]

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Dan Jardine
Cinemania

The film's incessant assault on its characters and their perverse quest for the American Holy Grail (money and power) has the pacing and energy of a 1930's zany screwball comedy, but is much darker in spirit

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

It's better than most Zemeckis movies -- for what that's worth.

Dan Jardine
Slant Magazine

The film's incessant assault on its characters and their perverse quest for the American Holy Grail (money and power) has the pacing and energy of a 1930's zany screwball comedy, but is much darker in spirit.

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Jeremy Heilman
MovieMartyr.com

The romantic subplot, like nearly everything else here, is a total lemon.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
AJ Verser
A hilarious adventure comedy with a good story. I loved it.
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Rober Zemeckis actually directed a fun movie in his career? With Kurt Russell dressed in full disco gear? And it's actually an acid comedy instead of some… More
Brian De Guelle
80's classic ,one of kurt russel and robert zemeckis forgotten gems.Ok its dated but they dont make them like this anymore,not even the recent "the… More
Dean McKenna
This is a riotous account of two feuding used-car businesses. Jack Warden and Kurt Russell are both excellent in this overlooked comedy. Fine support is offered… More
Mike S
My least favourite of all of Robert Zemeckis' movies, but a fairly amusing (not to say really wacky and kinky) comedy in any case. The plotline, about two… More
Cameron Johnson
Man, what is up with Bob Zemeckis and cars... as well as subtle visual effects, sweeping camera shots, not-too-distant period pieces (I know "Beowulf"… More