Coneheads (1993) - Comedy, Sci-Fi

Hohum Score

36

Bearable

Aliens with conical crania crash-land on Earth.

IMDB: 5.3
Director: Steve Barron
Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Jane Curtin
Length: 88 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 8 out of 79 found boring (10.12%)

One-line Reviews (19)

For the most part, "Coneheads" is just boring.

However, it was decidedly entertaining all the way through, never boring and pretty tame profanity-wise.

The special effects stand up pretty well and the film still has plenty of laughs and enjoyable situations.

Stupid but entertaining.

Not the best work of Dan Akyroyd, but it's still enjoyable.

There's absolutely nothing - not a single thing - in this movie that can be taken seriously, which is probably why it's so enjoyable for the most part to watch.

Most entertaining!

Here is one of the few movies that I have ever walked out on in the theater.

The plot is contrived...

They talk in monotone voices and spew out complicated alien jargon without missing a beat, and they use the film's special effects to their advantage.

Accept it for what it is and it will provide an overall very enjoyable 90 minutes.

Another Yawner Based on a Saturday Night Live Sketch .

Coneheads (the movie & as seen on SNL) was wacky, a bit Sophomoric, but, for me completely entertaining.

The depressingly tame and repetitive nature of Coneheads grows maddening after a while, and what we're left with is an empty shell of a film that doesn't live up to thematic potential and just kind of flounders when it should be flooring its audience.

From a funny sketch a good comedy but with a slow rhythm .

Dan and Jane do amazing things to keep their limited characters extremely entertaining.

In fact, the most reliable source of amusement is the pretentious-sounding conespeak (and the additional paraphernalia of gnarls, hisses and snores that accompany their emotions) employed by Beldar and Prymaat to express their wisdom and interact with inferior humans.

Worth watching time and again, because something new will strike the viewer with every re-watching.

As others have said, it's not just a laugh-a-minute surprise, there's actually a clever little storyline, some thoroughly engaging characters - human or otherwise - and some quite decent special effects.