Idle Hands (1999) Movie Review

Idle Hands (1999)

1999 | R | Horror, Thriller, Fantasy, Comedy
92 minutes /

User Score: 69/100

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Idle Hands Review


A teenage slacker's right hand becomes possessed with murderous intent.

Now Idle Hands (1999) is another horror-comedy from my youth but upon watching this film again, there were some serious faults. The cast is great with a young Jessica Alba as the "dream girl", Seth Green as the zombie friend and Vivica A. Fox even plays a part in this disaster of a horror-comedy.

Idle Hands did not get anything really right. The horror is just not scary enough and the comedy is awful most of the time. Go figure, I liked the movie when I was younger. Idle Hands is very gory at times and sometimes the acting was too forced or awkward.

I would not watch this movie again, I’ve had my fill of this demon possessed hand. I gave Idle Hands a 4 because even though I wouldn’t watch it again, it still was okay to watch the cast do stupid-funny things not unlike the Scary Movie franchise.

About Idle Hands (1999)

Title: Idle Hands
Year: 1999
Runtime: 92 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Fantasy, Comedy
Score: 2 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3.4/5 stars from 16 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 16
MPAA Rating: R
Starring: Sean Whalen, Jessica Alba, Vivica A. Fox, Seth Green, Devon Sawa, Elden Henson, Jack Noseworthy, Mindy Sterling, Christopher Hart, Tanya Raisa, Randy Oglesby, Nicholas Sadler, Timothy Stack, Deirdre O'Brien, Joey Slotnick, Fred Willard, Tanya Mironowski, Kyle Gass, Donna W. Scott, Molly Maslin, Carl Gabriel Yorke, Dexter Holland, Katie Wright, Greg K, Noodles, Connie Ray, Ron Welty, Steve Van Wormer, Rodman Flender, Kelly Monaco
Writers: Terri Hughes, Ron Milbauer
Director: Rodman Flender

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