Idle Hands
Idle Hands (1999)

The devil will find work for idle hands to do, so what happens when he goes on the prowl for a partner in crime and ends up with an utterly clueless 17-year-old slacker? The result is a lot more moronics than demonics in the wry… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 30, 1999
DVD Release Date: August 28, 2001
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Critic Score: 16% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: An uneasy mix of slapstick and gore, Idle Hands lacks the manic energy and comedic inspiration required to pull off its goofy premise.

Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle

Maybe 90 seconds of viable and sustained humor at the end.

Susan Stark
Detroit News

Excruciatingly unfunny!

Steve Newton
Georgia Straight

Anyone with the mental capacity to make it to high school will be embarrassed by the ineptness on display here.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

Its mixture of slapstick humour and gore -- produced by the flying fingers -- gives new meaning to the phrase digital effects.

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Dumb, blood-soaked, undeniably kinetic teen Guignol bash!

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Offers some great splatter along with hilarious dialogue that will keep Sam Raimi buffs anxious for more.

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Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times

Even pretensions toward the humorous and hip cannot save this blood-drenched film from its innate tastelessness!

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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post

A disastrous attempt to mix comedy and horror!

Michael Dequina

Too precariously straddles the line between fun and cheese, often going a bit too far over the top.

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
Yes, this movie is utterly ridiculous and maybe a little stupid at times, but it is also very funny, wacky, exciting, and entertaining. This is definitely… More
Lewis C.
If you're a Jessica Alba fan, Idle Hands is going to appeal to you much, much more than the average viewer. We're talking about a movie where a woman… More
Chris Weber
This is a gruesome but fun horror comedy about a super lazy teenaged slaker who's right hand gets possessed by evil and goes on a killing spree. Plotwise,… More
Jason Owens
I knew I wanted to see "Idle Hands" when I first saw the previews last year. I finally saw it on TV and it wasn't like I thought it would be. I… More
Alex roy
Inept attempt at a comedy horror film, Idle Hands is one of those forgettable horror comedies that has a boring, unimpressive teen cast. Seth Green was the only… More
Nani Vang
I just saw it again for the second time after 7 or 8 years? I appreciate it much more! It was better than the first time. Was it even popular back then?