Folks! (1992)

In this comedy, stockbroker Jon Aldrich (Tom Selleck) is the man who has it all, until his ill, aging parents (Don Ameche and Anne Jackson) move in with him. As his perfect life begins to disintegrate bit by bit, Jon becomes more and more… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: January 1, 1992
DVD Release Date: June 13, 2006
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Michael Upchurch
Seattle Times

The film's appeal will depend largely on whether you feel like laughing at senile dementia and automobile accidents.

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Lawrence Cohn

Marking severe career setbacks for Ameche and Selleck, Folks! represents an obvious miscalculation as to the low intelligence of the mass audience.

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People Magazine

Don Ameche and Anne Jackson are the parents, and they both look absolutely miserable.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Tribune

[Director Kotcheff] treats material that might have been effective as dark, nightmare comedy as something bright, bouncy and frivolous, an approach that kills all the laughs and turns shock into mere tastelessness.

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Colette Maude
Time Out

Masquerading as a commentary on the greedy '80s, this is clearly the sort of moronic comedy beloved of the Weekend at Bernie's team of Kotcheff and writer Robert Klane.

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Joanna Berry
Radio Times

Senility and attempted suicide are used to supposed comic effect as Selleck wanders around in various states of disarray, probably wondering what on earth he did to end up in this dreadful film.

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Chris Willman
Los Angeles Times

Klane has written this one as less of a slow burn, going instead for obnoxiously stunt-filled, madcap farce, all the way to the high-concept-reinforcing title exclamation point.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

It's not easy to fathom how Mr. Selleck or any other actor could have read this far in Robert Klane's screenplay and still decided to go full steam ahead.

Roger Hurlburt
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

It is an unnecessarily cruel little film that attempts to evoke humor from the afflictions of old age, while using the bungling of an elderly parent to thrash a younger man into submission.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Dean McKenna
Good disaster comedy of Tom Selleck, <i>sans</i> moustache, loses not only his sanity, but also one ear, one eye, a couple of toes and a testicle.
Brandon Williamson
A horribly cheesy, cliche "comedy" that asks us to find humor in a mean-spirited, depressing story about an elderly couple begging their son to murder… More
Joseph Eastmond
While it had it's shares of laughs, the rest of the film kind of just passed on by like unwanted in-laws during Christmas vacation.