UHF (1989) - Comedy, Drama

Hohum Score

2

Breathtaking

An unemployed visionary becomes the manager of a local public station. The station becomes a success, with all sorts of hilarious sight gags and wacky humor.

IMDB: 7
Director: Jay Levey
Stars: 'Weird Al' Yankovic, Victoria Jackson
Length: 97 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 14 out of 196 found boring (7.14%)

One-line Reviews (36)

Start to finish, this is a very entertaining and funny film that is still worth watching after several viewings.

Clean and engaging humor .

What I really noticed in this film is that it's possible to be funny: a) without having every second word begin with "F" b) without being crude c) without being worried about political correctnessand most importantly, it's possible to make a wacky film that isn't stupid, pointless and eye-rolling-ly moronic provided that you have originality.

A single Al music video is far more entertaining than the entire film.

Still, the movie also had its dull moments.

There are some dull moments in this story though.

One needs to be able to tolerate and enjoy the occasion stupid and pointless joke to enjoy the film.

He's not going to be some big romantic lead, but he surrounds himself with a decent cast (except a wasted Victoria Principal), does some funny stuff, and generally ends up with an enjoyable flick.

And predictable is boring.

Some funny concepts and situations early on get over-shadowed by a sophomoric script, unsteady direction and a ho-hum resolution.

And, of course, it was entertaining to see such well-known performers as Michael Richards and Fran Dresher in this early role.

Weird Al is wonderfully entertaining in every medium (music, TV, concerts) and movies are no exception.

Allow yourself to wade through the slower first 1/4 of the movie so you can get to the GOLD, such as Gandhi 2, Conan the Librarian, or the commercials for cut rate funerals or for Spatula City!

Look So Boring.

Indeed, the parodies of films like Rambo and Indiana Jones actually look reasonably good, though far from original, entertaining and anything less than self-indulgent.

Al's humor is riveting and engaging, without resorting to crude sexual jokes or disgusting bodily functions.

Instead, he gave us a predictable film.

There are a couple of memorable, though weird (they don't call him Weird Al for nothing), gags that are enjoyable even on repeat viewings.

This film, particularly the opening sequence, is classic Al, and is so funny, I have really enjoyed it every time I've seen it.

UHF is a hugely enjoyable comedy.

Along the way, Al comes up with several gimmicky shows for the station, all of which are showcased in a slow, tedious, unfunny way.

It's a perfect bored-Saturday-night film.

I just finished watching the film today for my first time and i have to say it was an enjoyable film.

UHF is simply an unfunny, formulaic, clichéd and utterly bland experience.

One of the funniest and most enjoyable movies I have ever seen.

I say it's worth watching (if you lucky enough to find it).

But overall, it is a perfect movie to watch when entertaining a room full of morons, and all will have a great time.

This is one of the least funny, flattest, most contrived and absurd comedies I have ever seen.

Michael Richards -- before "Seinfeld " -- makes a fascinating character out of Stanley Spadowski, and Weird Al is just being himself, which is all he has to do.

The movie is one of those where when you're bored, it will always make you laugh.

This is not a film for everyone; despite my having been a fan of Al for about a third of my life, I was bored watching this film more often than not.

Very zany, very funny, and very unpredictable.

evil (Channel 8) story a bit ho-hum and the humor a little too...

UHF creates a huge crime in comedy, it bores us.

This whole movie feels rather slow, with too much dead time between gags and barely enough of a plot to keep going.

I think that all that enjoy really stupid yet funny movies, with cheap budgets, and pretty dumb pointless plots, will think this is just great.