Captain Ron
Captain Ron (1992)

After he inherits a yacht, Chicago businessman Martin totes his family to the Caribbean to claim it. Not having any skill at boating, he hires long-haired, one-eyed low-life Captain Ron, to pilot the heap to Miami. During the journey, the… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: September 18, 1992
DVD Release Date: September 3, 2002
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Critic Score: 24% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael Wilmington
Los Angeles Times

Captain Ron is a movie about trapped suburbanites who break out into romantic seas, but it never really leaves suburbia... Like the Cap'n himself, this movie guzzles up its dreams and ignores the busted engine.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

If we lived in a just universe, Captain Ron, a farce filmed in and around the Devil's Triangle, would simply have vanished into another dimension.

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Tom Hutchinson
Radio Times

There's not much worth noting about this Disney attempt at maritime comedy.

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Queasy ocean-going comedy, not helped by Kurt's Robert Newton impersonation.

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Kim Newman
Empire Magazine

Russell puts in a worthy performance as the irrepressible Ron and Martin Short is typically neurotic as the father.

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Steve Persall
Tampa Bay Times

Any movie that features a dramatic actor like Kurt Russell playing straight man to a goofball like Martin Short already is sailing on choppy waters.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

The scenery is pretty but the movie never makes one wish to be in it.

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TV Guide

A bland, seagoing, feature-length sitcom which recycles the displaced-dad theme from the studio's recent hit What About Bob? to little effect.

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Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine

Director Eberhardt does nothing to elevate this from being anything other than a boring TV movie, and I'm sure if Kurt Russell wasn't in it, that's exactly where it would have premiered.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
Very silly and occasionally funny, Captain Ron is not a recommendable movie but is, at the same time, an unforgettable cult comedy. Who is fan of Martin Short,… More
Curtis Lilly
what would we do without captain ron?
Conner Rainwater
A completely corny attempt at a comedy. While Kurt Russell is undeniably funny, that is literally the only thing this film has going for it. The plot is… More
xGary Xx
Family comedy in which Martin Short feels his manhood threatened by an orange Kurt Russell in a posing pouch. Who wouldn't? The best review quote they… More
danny d
this movie was entertaining enough to get through but it was incredibly silly. ok watch.
James Alvarez
Watch this movie just to see them play hide the salami in the shower!