Innerspace (1987)

Golden Globe-nominees Meg Ryan ("Sleepless in Seattle," "When Harry Met Sally...") and Dennis Quaid ("In Good Company," "The Day After Tomorrow"), and Emmy-winner Martin Short (TV's… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: July 3, 1987
DVD Release Date: July 9, 2002
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A manic, overstuffed blend of sci-fi, comedy, and romance, Innerspace nonetheless charms, thanks to Martin Short's fine performance and the insistent zaniness of the plot.

Pat Graham
Chicago Reader

The plot is standard fantasy-adventure pulp, though director Joe Dante has so many screwball things going on in it that the comedy all but overwhelms the formulaic line of action.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

It has been made in a style best described as enthusiastic.

Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

Innerspace is a movie that sucks you in from the get-go, then keeps you hooked with the way it effortlessly moves from sci-fi to comedy to action, then back again.

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Variety Staff

Short has infinitely more possibilities and makes the most of them, coming into his own as a screen personality as a mild-mannered little guy who rises to an extraordinary situation.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Here is an absurd, unwieldy, overplotted movie that nevertheless is entertaining - and some of the fun comes from the way the plot keeps laying it on.

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Betsy Bozdech
Common Sense Media

'80s sci-fi adventure comedy has some drinking, swearing.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

While the anatomical special effects are imaginative enough, the manic rather than magical tone fails to achieve the sense of awe that made Fantastic Voyage -- clearly this film's inspiration -- so fascinating.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

It's an easy-to-get-along-with movie -- bouncy, rabbity fun.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

While the sci-fi is pretty hard to fault for what it is, and the adventure is aces for a high-concept 1980s family movie, the comedy is awfully wan and reedy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
With a great plot and screenplay, Innerspace, presents a great entertaining to the audience and that bring a funny and fine performance of Martin Short. Fresh.
Richard C
Ken Stachnik
Not the most amazing ever made, but it's a boat load of fun with some great gags!
Jani H
"Shit, I spilled my drink." I remember 'Innerspace' from my childhood. Glimpses, I mean. The terminatorish assassin with his mechanical… More
Aj V
Although this movie is really just an update of Fantastic Voyage, it has a lot of good actors, and it's fun, so I liked it.
Tim Salmons
Another childhood favorite of mine.

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