Road House

Road House

Road House

Patrick Swayze is the arm-folding, ass-kicking, women-charming bouncer of the meanest, loudest and rowdiest bar south of the Mason-Dixon Line in this 1989 brawler. Tasked with cleaning the joint up, his task becomes deadlier than he thought when he catches the unwanted attention of ruthless big shot Brad Wesley (Ben Gazzara).

1989Rating: R18+114 minsUSA
ActionClassic

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Road House / Reviews

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

This is not a good movie. But viewed in the right frame of mind, it is not a boring one, either.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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

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Time Out

Time Out

Mindless entertainment of the highest order.

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Variety

Variety

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

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TV Guide

TV Guide

Swayze is up to a part that requires him merely to show his muscles and dexterity...

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Empire Magazine

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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Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

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

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

There isn't a whiff of romance anywhere, any more than there's a single jot of common sense.

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Decider

Decider

It isn't just so bad it's good. In its own bad way, it really is good!

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