Road House (1989) - Action, Thriller

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A tough bouncer is hired to tame a dirty bar.

IMDB: 6.6
Director: Rowdy Herrington
Stars: Patrick Swayze, Kelly Lynch
Length: 114 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 20 out of 247 found boring (8.09%)

One-line Reviews (92)

The Swayze character: He finishes his intense tai-chi workout and lights up a Marlboro!

I think the story is compelling enough.

Full of action, character, wit, roundhouse kicks, drama, romance, roundhouse kicks, snappy dialogue, sexy performances, and more roundhouse kicks.

Obscenely enjoyable.

This is a flick to watch over and over when you are otherwise bored!

OK, it's not exactly a monster or slasher flick, but it's every bit as stupid and action packed.

The whole movie was pointless, swayze proves he doesn't shine as well in a movie in which he doesn't dance, and well you get sick of his southern tough guy act about 15 minutes into the film.

"Road House" runs a fine balance between hilarious and unintentionally hilarious, and this is what makes it so entertaining.

Good action packed fun give it a go you'll be surprised.

, it's action packed, with great fight scenes and fantastic performances (in my opinion) and i say it's a must see for everyone!

Obscenely enjoyable .

The fight scenes were choreographed brilliantly, the action was hot, and the boring scenes where people talked were kept to a minimum.

Some movies are enjoyable for the movie experience and nothing move.

Extremely predictable, full of clichés, totally boring.

It's exactly everything that eighties classics are known for and that's why it's a must see and it truly is entertaining.

Yes, this plot line sounds like an episode of "Walker: Texas Ranger" and plays like one too, however it is a wonderfully entertaining piece of cinema.

I'm no expert, but neither is old Patrick: Slow kicks - and only able to do them with his right leg, stupid looking posing in WHITE THIGHTS...

This really is one of those guilty pleasures - a silly, inane movie, but possessed of so many elements for guys to enjoy, mainly regular bouts of ass-kicking, that a guy has to watch it about once a year to get his fix of adrenaline and a picture of how the world should work.

The whole movie tries to peddle a weak plot with, partly thanks to abhorrent dialogue, an uninteresting and generic bad guy.

The fight scenes are competently handled here, and the characters are an engaging bunch {an axis between Dalton and his landlord Emmet is particularly warm}.

My girlfriend and I nearly laugh our bladders empty at some of his flying leaps and cosmetically perfect kicks.

Road House, is still as relevant and politically compelling as it was the day it was made.

Drawing you in is the contemplation of greed vs honor and righteousness vs killing, Compelling you to continue watching despite your initial impression that this was just another B rate 80s movie.

Cheap-looking and completely empty.

it is a fast paced guys movie.

Be that as it may, Road House is an entertaining film regardless.

Road House is full of laughs if you're willing to suspend your disbelief and go along for the ride, but if not, you'll find yourself just plain bored.

Action packed entertainment .

Decent, entertaining and perfect for relaxing.

Never the less it's great entertainment, enjoyable to watch although you shouldn't take it too seriously.

Despite its flaws, the film is incredibly entertaining, never dull and has pretty decent replay value.

A totally engrossing, classic tale of good vs.

Seeing it again recently thanks to a sparkling new DVD release I was surprised to find that I enjoyed it once again, albeit for somewhat different reasons.

It starts out promisingly and has some good moments, but if I'm totally honest I just found the bulk of the story dull and uninteresting.

We're then treated to the obligatory 'love interest' sub plot which was pointless and terrible.

The dialogue was predictable and clichéd, the acting was very poor and the plot was mind numbing.

Complex and evocative.

I actually enjoyed the last half of this movie, but the first half was unnecessary and boring.

The most entertaining portions of the pic are Dalton's methods in dealing with yahoo troublemakers; these dangerous dudes are reduced to clownish oafs by Dalton's effective tactics & knowhow.

It is a long violent, pointless film; its purpose is to distract rather than comment or create.

I will admit that I was bored during the first half of this movie.

The action scenes, which are very lively, are the best things this often cliché film has to offer.

Entertaining junk and eye candy .

Road House is a gripping story of trying to run away from your past only to have your past thrown at you like a beer bottle smashing full-throttle towards Canadian-guitar legend Jeff Healy.

I don't understand why the film didn't do very well when it came out back in 1989, it's very entertaining and fun to watch.

Roadhouse is a perfect Netflix watch if bored.

If you are looking for a deep intellectual drama, you are in the wrong place, but if you are looking for an enjoyable couple of hours of action packed adventure this is for you.

This film is not going to win an Oscar, however i found it to be extremely entertaining, and it had a few shocking moments, plus Ben Gazzara is extremely menacing as the main villain!.

Nowadays it is all boring sequels and prequels and univirse films where every woman is an engineer and hates herself and is ashamed of her own body and so hides it.

The only down fall of this one is boring weak villains, other wise a must see.

Plenty of fights in this action packed movie.

Now here's some rough and rousing entertainment certain to get some enthusiastic cheers out of its audience.

This really is one of those guilty pleasures - a inane movie, but possessed of so many elements for guys to enjoy, mainly regular bouts of ass-kicking, that a guy has to watch it about once a year to get his fix of adrenaline and a picture of how the world should work.

It's worth watching.

Entertaining .

A complex film, evocative of an American Society of yesteryear.

Lively and Entertaining .

For years, I insisted that this was a bad film which was accidentally entertaining.

Healey's untimely death in 2008 make his performance here even more engaging.

"Road House" is everything a bad movie should be, and it's a hell of a lot more entertaining than a lot of legitimately "good" films.

The kind of film that could only come out of the 80s, this entertaining home-town action-flick is just as cheesy as you'd expect but always stays on the right side of silly and is enjoyable because of it.

It's a world of its own, with never a cop in sight, and the surprisingly intense atmosphere - you can smell the hot summer Saturday night - draws you in.

Ben Gazzara proves to be a dull bad guy and the production values are low from top to bottom.

Otherwise don't waste your time.

A totally engrossing, classic tale of good vs.

Ben Gazzara does an excellent job as the town's feared guardian and tormenter and when Dalton (Swayze) gets his revenge for things I cannot reveal it's exciting.

At the very least, one can appreciate it on the level of entertaining trash.

It features enjoyable performances, some great performances, and an easy, casual, basic story.

Whatever the intentions, this movie is very entertaining and very, very stupid.

Very Exciting.

Also, notice that crafty director trick of making her look nerdly in her "boring" hair and oversized glasses, so that later on when her beauty is revealed, its got soooo much more impact !

not good, maybe, but definitely fascinating.

and act bored by the ladies who come onto him...

Road House is a great modern western and top notch fast paced and action packed entertainment.

One minute she seems so empty and annoying and then a couple of times she really lets loose a decent performance.

With a fight movie like this there is no plot; it is rather a shoving of Patrick Swayze and fake blood together.

, It's Action Packed With Great Fight Scenes And Fantastic Performances.

entertaining .

Exhibit B: Take one look at the scene where the bad guys are shooting at Dalton's approaching (and empty) Mercedes and try not to laugh.

Boring .

There are plenty of scenes that try to exercise the movie's dark and serious side, but they just end up being boring distractions from the cheesy fights I want to see more of.

but ROAD HOUSE is an enjoyable, satisfying film.

It's fun, packed with spirit and laughs, it's just right on the mark, entertaining, and captures the mood of those times of yonder, when style was more than a phone!

" And of course the cops consider that a convincing testimony, and everyone goes home like nothing happened.

In terms of plot and characters, all I can say is everything is just stale, or cliché.

You get one of the most enjoyable and entertaining films of the late 80's, Road House.

Patrick Swayze tries to tame a wild bar in this yawner that only comes alive only when Swayze and Kelly Lynch get intimate with each other on screen.

Patrick, like Socrates has seen fit to bless us with such intense wisdom so that we may see the light.

Healey's untimely death in 2008 make his performance here even more engaging.

For me this film is one of the most enjoyable movies to view over and over again.

Road House is an enjoyable and easy to understand film.

the fight scenes are very unbelievable (people get walloped 20 times and still get up for more), but Patric Swayze is excellent, Jeff Healey's music is superb, and even though the plot is nonsense, it is thoroughly entertaining nonsense.......