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Folks! Reviews

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May 2, 2019
Very simple and trivial. [Full Review in Spanish]
April 17, 2018
Folks! stinks! But Robert Klane's screenplay for this fatally flawed, off-beat, black-humored comedy does have some almost redeeming values.
April 21, 2015
Don Ameche and Anne Jackson are the parents, and they both look absolutely miserable.
May 4, 2014
The film's appeal will depend largely on whether you feel like laughing at senile dementia and automobile accidents.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 4, 2014
Senility and attempted suicide are used to supposed comic effect as Selleck wanders around in various states of disarray, probably wondering what on earth he did to end up in this dreadful film.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
May 4, 2014
It is an unnecessarily cruel little film that attempts to evoke humor from the afflictions of old age, while using the bungling of an elderly parent to thrash a younger man into submission.
May 4, 2014
[Director Kotcheff] treats material that might have been effective as dark, nightmare comedy as something bright, bouncy and frivolous, an approach that kills all the laughs and turns shock into mere tastelessness.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
May 4, 2014
For the final third, we don't know whether to laugh at or be appalled by Selleck's attempts to murder a couple of old people by such methods as pushing them onto the highway in a gas-drenched Ford Pinto.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 4, 2014
Klane has written this one as less of a slow burn, going instead for obnoxiously stunt-filled, madcap farce, all the way to the high-concept-reinforcing title exclamation point.
March 26, 2009
Marking severe career setbacks for Ameche and Selleck, Folks! represents an obvious miscalculation as to the low intelligence of the mass audience.
July 18, 2006
A comedy only Dr. Kevorkian could have loved.
Full Review | Original Score: D
January 26, 2006
Masquerading as a commentary on the greedy '80s, this is clearly the sort of moronic comedy beloved of the Weekend at Bernie's team of Kotcheff and writer Robert Klane.
August 10, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
April 17, 2005
Embarrassing from stem to stern
| Original Score: 1/5
May 20, 2003
It's not easy to fathom how Mr. Selleck or any other actor could have read this far in Robert Klane's screenplay and still decided to go full steam ahead.
March 24, 2003
An embarassment to all involved
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 0/5
November 17, 2001
A romp about Alzheimer's? I mean, really.
November 17, 2001
I would think sitting through this sort of thing would cause a little soul-searching in anyone. Don't let it happen to you.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
November 17, 2001
Folks! is a dreadful comedy about, of all things, Alzheimer's disease. And, just in case this isn't offensive enough, there's attempted suicide, matricide and patricide in the film's final third.
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