Howard the Duck
Howard the Duck
- 1h 50m
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George Lucas presents Howard the Duck - the comedy adventure about a fast-talking, cigar-chomping, beer-loving duck from a parallel universe who somehow winds up in Cleveland! The incredible fantasy has Howard the object of everybody's desire, in love with a rock singer (Lea Thompson), and doing battle with the evil Dark Overlord as he attempts to return to his own planet. One of the most talked-about movies of all time, the wacky, elaborately produced spoof of life, love, comic books and horror movies is a hidden treasure the whole family can enjoy.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: While it has its moments, Howard the Duck suffers from an uneven tone and mediocre performances.
Los Angeles Times
For all those who cottoned to the charm of the comic books, the duck stops here.
June 25, 2017
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Common Sense Media
Common Sense Says
Superhero spoof is awful -- and edgier than you remember.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that though this PG film derives from a Marvel Comics superhero spoof, it's in sort of a no-duck's-land of an audience demographic, with the animal-costumed main character and childish sci-fi (and rock and roll) attitude mixed with satire, violence, and PG-13 raunch better appreciated by grownups. Howard smokes and drinks and reads the duck equivalent of pornography -- we have clues that he's sexually active with a number of lady ducks and nearly has a sex scene with the scantily-dressed human heroine. There is light swearing, and police-as-dumb-goons prevail among the stereotypes. Younger kids might be disturbed by the villain's monster mutations.
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The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
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- Genre:Sci-Fi, Comedy, Fantasy
- Release Date:August 1, 1986
- Highest Available for Purchase:HD