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Based on 20 Reviews
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  • 25
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    When a movie sets out to be awful and achieves its goal, does that make it a success? show more

  • NA
    Staff [Not Credited] USA Today

    It's an unholy mess. show more

  • 38
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Ill-timed "Hands" has a very limited grasp of comedy. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Exhibiting high spirits and a crazed comic energy. It doesn't quite work, but it goes down swinging--with a disembodied hand. show more

  • 38
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    This briefly inspired bit of surreality quickly descends into gratuitous bondage, mayhem and dumb humour, marking the usual progression from mildly absurd premise to gratingly idiotic conclusion. show more

  • 25
    Chicago Tribune

    It's got the sex. It's got the violence. And, most important, it has an array of pot-centered jokes that might be funny to someone under the influence of an illegal substance. [30 Apr 1999] show more

  • 25
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    There's just one problem: it's not scary and it's not funny...Idle Hands transcends that mundane level of badness into the realm of gross ineptitude. show more

  • 60
    Ron Wells Film Threat

    Hey, it's not "Gone With the Wind" or even "Nightmare on Elm Street", so don't expect a masterpiece. You get a little nudity, a lot of gore, Seth Green doing his ironic commentary thing, and an easy way to kill a couple of hours. show more

  • 30
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    There's about half an hour's worth of sickly amusing material here...Unfortunately, that leaves a solid hour's worth of witless screaming, running around and expiring in a welter of icky special effects. show more

  • 67
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    Green and Henson make an inspired comic team, Sawa has the befuddled stoner thing down pat, and Alba is, in a word, yummy. show more

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