Stay Tuned (1992) - Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Hohum Score

14

Watchable

A husband and wife are sucked into a hellish television set and have to survive a gauntlet of twisted versions of shows they find themselves in.

IMDB: 6.3
Director: Peter Hyams
Stars: John Ritter, Pam Dawber
Length: 88 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 7 out of 55 found boring (12.72%)

One-line Reviews (21)

I mean watching a wolf bite a man's shoe off alone makes it worth watching.

It starts out strong, but the continual TV parodies are often lame and gradually grow tiresome.

This is where the enjoyable and interesting parts of the film really start.

The plot (both funny and suspenseful) holds your interest, the special effects were good, as was the acting.

Roy and Helen are forced to try and survive the gauntlet, and get back homeNot only is this movie clever, but I enjoyed it very much.

It's an expensive flop but at the same time I think it has plenty of laughs and is entertaining.

Before writing this, I knew that at its release (Stay Tuned) was accused of being "a pointless satire".

The endless spoofs become repetitive tired puns.

The first 20 minutes or so is rather dull set up.

All in all, a funny if not cheesy film, definitely worth watching.

It is funny, suspenseful and seems to draw from a well of endless inventiveness.

With the support of his family our hero walks through everything boring, terrible and senseless in American TV.

Ritter ends up going from channel to channel, adventure to adventure, in this gripping coming of age tale.

I think this is a very entertaining, funny, and a great send-up of '80's TV.

Now I have to say that anyone who says anything like that, is pointless himself!

Jeffrey Jones, who played the principle in Ferris Bueler's day off is pretty entertaining as well.

The most entertaining things are the channels themselves.

) were good, the plot was intriguing, and the characters were believable!

I saw it years ago and liked it then, but apparently it held its own today because my kids enjoyed it too...

Although the TV parodies skirt the line between wildly funny and clever, and dull and uninspired, the performances from the excellent cast make this better than it probably should be.

So the movie's satire wasn't bad, it was the dealing with it that tarnished it a bit, maybe causing the accusation of "pointless" for some.