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Coneheads (1993)



Critic Consensus: Listless, crude, and overall uninspired, Coneheads offers further evidence that stretching an SNL sketch to feature length can be tougher than narfling a garthok.

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The popular Saturday Night Live sketch was expanded to fill the big screen in 1993, with the same story of aliens Beldar (Dan Aykroyd) and Prymaat (Jane Curtin). Despite their coneheads, the couple adapt to life on Earth surprisingly well after crash-landing on the planet.

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Jane Curtin
as Prymaat
Michael McKean
as Gorman Seedling
David Spade
as Eli Turnbull
Jason Alexander
as Larry Farber
Lisa Jane Persky
as Lisa Farber
Jan Hooks
as Gladys
Michael Richards
as Motel Clerk
as Otto
Adam Sandler
as Carmine
Joey Adams
as Christina
Dave Thomas
as The Highmaster
Whip Hubley
as F-16 Pilot
Robert Knott
as Air Traffic Controller
Art Bonilla
as Hispanic Man #2
Jonathan Penner
as Captain Air Traffic
Howard Napper
as Ang Pilot
Eddie Griffin
as Customer
Drew Carey
as Taxi Passenger
Terry Turner
as Sketch Artist
Nicolette Harnish
as 10 Year Old Connie
Parker Posey
as Stephanie
Kevin Nealon
as Senator
Julia Sweeney
as Principal
Walt Robles
as Fire Marshal
Sam Freed
as Master of Ceremonies
Garrett Morris
as Captain Orecruiser
Tom Davis
as Supplicant
Peter Aykroyd
as Highmaster Mentot
Tim Meadows
as Athletic Cone
Mitchell Bobrow
as Garthok Combatant
Laurence Bilzerian
as Cone Battle Commander
Topper Lilien
as Cone Pilot
Tom Arnold
as Golfer
Jon Lovitz
as Dentist
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Critic Reviews for Coneheads

All Critics (31) | Top Critics (9)

Can you inflate a gimmick-driven comedy skit into a full-fledged feature film? Up to a point.

May 16, 2008

A sweet, funny anarchic pastiche that should find broad based popularity.

May 16, 2008

Coneheads falls flat about as often as it turns funny, and displays more amiability than style.

May 20, 2003 | Rating: 2/5

Curtin and Aykroyd rely on old standbys... When that doesn't work, which mostly it doesn't, they try grossing us out with a series of revolting Remulakian childbirth jokes.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

This is a dismal, dreary and fairly desperate movie, in which the actors try very hard but are unable to overcome an uninspired screenplay.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

I expected stupid humor, silly humor, or bizarre humor, but not no humor.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Coneheads


SNL madness but oh what glorious madness this is with an epic cast of comedy greats and character actors...,Aykroyd, Spade, Farley, Lovitz, Hartman, Sandler, Griffin, Sinbad, Drew Carey, Tom Arnold, Whip Hubley, Posey, DeGeneres and Jane Curtain, quite the list there. The film itself is virtually B-movie in essence and doesn't hide the fact with crazy over the top acting and cheesy looking effects which at the same time do still kinda hold up today. The sequences where Aykroyd gets his teeth capped and the fight against the 'Rancor' type monster in the finale are fantastic examples of bad/good effects. The whole film is that classic wacky genius you expect with Aykroyd and his unique thinking along with his amazing ability to reel off large segments of dialog without pause or fault. Other stars have a good time here too, especially Farley who strangely enough is the main love interest in the film and great little cameos from Sandler and Lovitz, nothing that hilarious but its funny. Its such a silly, basic, childish plot and idea but its been so well directed and lovingly created with that good old fashioned SNL 80's originated comedy that it just can't fail to win.

Phil Hubbs
Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

Granted, an SNL skit lampooning aliens trying to fit in stretched to the limit and beyond, but its still a guilty pleasure with loads of bit parts by a star studded cast. David Spade's suck-up bureaucratic underling nearly steals the show.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Coneheads is mildly amusing here and there, unfortunately the script suffers from a good, engaging plot; therefore the film ends up being a mediocre comedy with unsatisfying results. Coneheads has a few laughs here and there, but for the most part, the result is uneven comedy that has many jokes that simply fall flat. Coneheads could have been a good comedy, but because of an awful script, the film doesn't cut it. I think it's a shame because there's a good comedic cast that director Steve Barron has at hand here, but they don't seem to go nowhere. The film is a mess, and a waste of time. I think it's too bad because this film had the potential of being a good, fun comedy. Not even the good cast of comedians can save this film that is sloppily written. Coneheads is a missed opportunity and even though there are some funny cast members here, they are wasted on-screen and can't save this film. Though mildly amusing at times, the jokes found in Coneheads fall flat and are unfunny. This had the potential of being a funny comedy; unfortunately it ends up being a mediocre film with barely any laughs. The cast like I said, is wasted on such poorly written material, it's a great shame. Coneheads could have been a good comedy, but the script had barely any potential for making this film work. Coneheads is a disappointing, mediocre film that could have been far better than this.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

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