Road House
Road House (1989)

Dalton (Swayze) is a true gentleman with a degree in philosophy from NYU. He also has a flip side - he's the best bar bouncer in the business. When Dalton's brought in to clean up the Double Deuce, a popular establishment that… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 19, 1989
DVD Release Date: February 4, 2003
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Critic Score: 38% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

Road House is startling because of the intensity of its violence and because of Swayze's mindless posturing.

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Variety Staff

Its vigilante justice, lawlessness and wanton violence feel ludicrous in a modern setting.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

This titter-worthy picture is basically like 1988's Cocktail with multiple fractures added for good measure.

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Desmond Ryan
Philadelphia Inquirer

All Road House amounts to is a botched southern, and it's not worth a detour.

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Time Out

Mindless entertainment of the highest order.

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Jason Bailey

The Peruvian marching powder is all but dusting the corners of the frame throughout 'Road House,' which may as well go into a museum for '80s artifacts.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Eventually it mutates into a paranoid revenge plot that might be called Walking Short.

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Caryn James
New York Times

Road House is much funnier than most comedies, until it turns vile instead of just stupid.

Tom Tunney
Empire Magazine

An immensely enjoyable slice of romanticised fisticuffs, this is a Western in every respect except the stetsons and six guns.

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
No matter what you're expecting, this film is beyond expectations, and that is not a good thing. Veiled in the guise of a simple film about a man who… More
Aj V
I caught this on TV once a little while ago, there's just a bunch of fighting and tough guys in bars. The dialogue is bad, and the story boring.
Tim Salmons
Some might call Road House one of the worst movies ever made, and they would be both right and wrong in that estimation. The movie is a conundrum, because… More
Conner Rainwater
If you were to ask me if Road House is a whole-heartedly good movie I'd say no, but it's just so out of it's mind and testosterone driven that it… More
Cassie Hill
Patrick Swayze kicks serious ass in this movie where he plays a cooler at the Double Deuce, Dalton. Awesome 80s music and and awesome cast consisting of Kelly… More
Alexis Nomm
it was pretty b.a. (bad ass). a lot of ass kicking, tits and Swayze shutting it down. too bad that town couldn't rally sooner.