Houseguest (1995)

Sinbad offers some unusual advice on how to make friends in this wacky comedy. Kevin Franklin (Sinbad) is a guy who dreams of starting his own business. However, getting it off the ground is another matter altogether, and soon Kevin… More

Rated: PG
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: January 6, 1995
DVD Release Date: October 8, 2002
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Caryn James
New York Times

Turns out to be an inane fish-out-of-water comedy. Along the way it turns into a virtual McDonald's commercial, too. The fact that you can hardly tell the difference is a good clue to the movie's bad-television flavor.

James Berardinelli

Plot-wise, there's little here beyond a few insubstantial strands.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Who decided Sinbad needed to star in a movie and what should we do to them when we find out?

Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

As good-natured as its big, beefy star, comedian Sinbad.

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TV Guide

Comedy at its most formulaic.

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Frank Ochieng

Tedious and unfocused...the contrivance in this forgettable comedy is inexplicably unbearable

Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

In its worst moments, Houseguest becomes a struggle in which a very human comedian fights to project his personality over the director's technological muddle. But the good news is that Sinbad wins.

Steve Crum

Waste of Phil Hartman and Sinbad

James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

here's that eviction notice

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Jason Owens
HILARIOUS! In "Houseguest," Kevin Franklin (Sinbad) stars as a houseguest that wasn't supposed to be a houseguest. Kevin is in trouble with a few… More
Naughtia Nahazhina
I remember that we had this movie on VHS and that I really liked watching it when I was younger. I remember it being very entertaining at the time. Sinbad stars… More
Bobby Hobbs
Sinbad plays a funny character that sneaks into a familes house to dodge some mobsters, posing as a long-time friend. The plot is predictable, it seems like its… More
Keith Adams
An family-friendly romp with Sinbad & Phil Hartman providing the laughs. Keep your ears open during the end credits as they sing fast food variations of… More

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