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Based on 40 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Were detective Dave Starsky (Paul Michael Glaser) and his partner, Ken Hutchinson (David Soul), hot for each other when they started working undercover in Bay City?... you can watch Starsky and Hutch on the big screen and see subtext stiffen into hard and hilarious evidence. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Funny throughout, but with a handful of really hilarious moments. show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    There may be no crying need for this movie, but we could use the laughs. show more

  • 60
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    What's wrong with this picture? Nothing, as long as you don't expect more than a tossed-off goof. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    The second-best film parody (after The Brady Bunch Movie) of a '70s TV phenom that unaccountably looks better the further you get from it. show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    The new buddy comedy movie that assumes the names of the series' characters and features the same hot-to-trot, tomato-red and shocking-white 1974 Ford Gran Torino is more fun than a Heidi Fleiss open house. show more

  • 60
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    Cruises along agreeably on the easy chemistry between Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson, who step in where Paul Michael Glaser and David Soul left off. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A surprisingly funny movie, the best of the 1970s recycling jobs, with one laugh ("Are you OK, little pony?") almost as funny as the moment in "Dumb and Dumber" when the kid figured out his parakeet's head was Scotch-taped on. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The key to the film's success is that it uses the burned out premise as the springboard for a comedy, not an action flick. show more

  • 75
    Michael Sragow Baltimore Sun

    A campy riot of retro cool, a warm and fuzzy ode to the '70s buddy cops. show more

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