Rustlers' Rhapsody
Rustlers' Rhapsody (1985)

In this play on the singing cowboy movies of the '30s and '40s, Tom Berenger stars as Rex O'Herlihan, a singing, horseback-riding cowboy who arrives in a little dirt town all be-decked in his Macy's cowboy shirts and flashy… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: May 10, 1985
DVD Release Date: May 11, 2004
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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

Even on the mechanical level in which it was made, the number of jokes that don't work far outnumber the ones that do.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Mr. Berenger is perfectly adequate but, like the film, he's on much too long.

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TV Guide

Berenger is excellent, Griffith is delightful, and Wayne (son of John Wayne) is hilarious.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

As a 10-minute sketch on Saturday Night Live, it probably would have been dynamite. But at 1 hour, 28 minutes, the picture seems padded.

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Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

What this one lacks is broad-barreled fun, which is the essential element in a spoof.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Its one-note joke wore thin for me mighty soon.

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Jon Nalick
Los Angeles Times

Although fans of Westerns will probably enjoy the movie more than others, Rustlers' Rhapsody will still prove amusing even for viewers who dislike the genre.

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People Magazine

The producer was David Giler, who once turned out such estimable entertainments as Alien and The Parallax View. Couldn't he have put us all out of our misery? They still shelve movies, don't they?

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