The Coca Cola Kid
The Coca Cola Kid (1985)

In this routine story about love, business, and soda pop, Becker (Eric Roberts, brother of Julia Roberts) is a marketing whiz for the Atlanta-based Coke company, mandated to go to Australia and improve their sales. After he arrives, he… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 14, 1985
DVD Release Date: April 16, 2002
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff

Yhe mix of earthy symbolism, offbeat eroticism, the picaresque and the rough-and-tumble social, rather unpolitical satire now seems poured from a bottle that has been left uncapped overnight.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

An oddball comedy that is particularly well-timed to coincide with the current Coke marketing circus.

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TV Guide

The film that has spread the director's political message to the widest audience.

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Time Out

A plot that goes AWOL in the interests of true love, and Roberts, as the kid from Coke, who is well on his way to becoming the world's worst actor.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

[A] mild, uneven social satire.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A zany look at the competitive ethos of an aggressive corporation.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

The film's cutting edge is never very keen.

Fernando F. Croce

The satire is peculiarly fizzless

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A complete mess, but so benign it's rather hard to take offence.

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
A strange, quirky, yet predictable comedy, romance, adventure in Australia. I half like it and half hate it, so it's okay.