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Tom Cruise is electrifying as Brian Flanagan, a young, confident, and ambitious bartender who, with the help of a seasoned pro (Bryan Brown), becomes the toast of Manhattan's Upper East Side. But when he moves to Jamaica and meets an independent artist (Elisabeth Shue), their vivid romance brings a new perspective to the self-centered bartender's life.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: There are no surprises in Cocktail, a shallow, dramatically inert romance that squanders Tom Cruise's talents in what amounts to a naive barkeep's banal fantasy.
Los Angeles Times
The pairing of old-hand Brown and young-hand Cruise may have been meant to remind us of Cruise and...
June 22, 2017
Cruise is beguiling with his smile and his swagger, but the script doesn't take us anywhere fresh...
June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media
Common Sense Says
Traditional values trump glitz. Not for kids.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that sex and alcohol consumption play a large part in this movie; the R rating is appropriate. The film features simulated sex with two different women, with little nudity. There are a couple of fistfights, and the aftermath of a suicide is shown. Excessive drinking is integral to the movie's plot and yet there are no particular consequences beyond a hangover.
A Lot or A Little?
The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
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- Genre:Drama, Comedy
- Release Date:July 29, 1988
- Languages:English, Spanish
- Captions:English, Spanish
- Audio Format:5.1
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