Uncle Sam (1996) Movie Review

Uncle Sam (1996)

1996 | R | Horror, Comedy
89 minutes /

User Score: 38/100

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Uncle Sam Review


Desert Storm vet who was killed in combat rises from the grave on July Fourth, to kill the unpatriotic citizens of his hometown, after some teens burn an American flag over his burial site.

William Lustig‘s Uncle Sam (1996) is a low budget film about a Desert Storm vet who returns from the dead to kill a few teens in his hometown who burned the American flag over his burial site. This synopsis seems more than unusual and peculiar, but a decent attempt to pull off this plot was made. I cannot believe that an estimated $2 million went into the budget to create this film.

Uncle Sam tries to pull off this ridiculous story of a vet primarily killing those teenagers and also any other anti-American types. The acting is overall commendable but never feels solid. Uncle Sam is also littered with dry humor. One such is Sam saying "Don’t be afraid, it’s only friendly fire." One goof seen in this film is when Sam is blown up; you see the support wires.

To sum up Uncle Sam, I would not see this film again, but it was something that was worth watching for the different experience it gave me. This movie is a good candidate for a late night watch where it will be a little funny to laugh at the funny moments and overall theme.


About Uncle Sam (1996)

Title: Uncle Sam
Year: 1996
Runtime: 89 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Score: 2 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 1.85/5 stars from 8 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 8
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: P.J. Soles, Bo Hopkins, Tom McFadden, Isaac Hayes, Chris Durand, David 'Shark' Fralick, Raquel Alessi, Robert Forster, William Smith, Morgan Paull, Leslie Neale, Desirae Klein, Matthew Flint, Jason Lustig, Anne Tremko, Joseph Vitare, Timothy Bottoms, Steve Moramarco, Tim Grimm, Jonathon Stearns, Gary Viggers, Zachary McLemore, Peter Fullerton, Richard c**mings Jr., Frank Pesce, Jason Adelman, Laura Alcalde, Abby Ball, Stanton Barrett, Mark Chadwick
Writers: Larry Cohen
Director: William Lustig

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