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Hollywood once again surpasses itself...

New York Times
April 30, 1999


"Idle Hands"

reviewed by Lawrence Van Gelder

If timing is everything, then the recent carnage at Columbine High School indicates that now could scarcely be less opportune for the opening of "Idle Hands," a cheap-thrills horror film built around a teen-age murder rampage that reaches its climax among panic-stricken students at a Halloween dance in a small-town high school.

Even pretensions toward the humorous and hip cannot save this blood-drenched film from its innate tastelessness, calculated to find its audience among those, like its hero and his friends, whose vapid lives are a celebration of truancy, marijuana and junk food in a virtually parentless habitat that stretches only from bed to television set. ..

'Idle Hands' is rated R (Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian). It involves bloody murder, resurrected corpses, severed body parts, partial nudity during sexual foreplay, sexual references and coarse language.

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