Idle Hands (1999) Movie Review

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Idle Hands (1999)

1999 | R | Horror, Thriller, Fantasy, Comedy
92 minutes / 1h 32min

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Idle Hands Plot Synopsis:

Seventeen year old slacker Anton Tobias wakes up one Halloween morning to discover that both of his parents have been turned into two headless Halloween decorations. After speaking to his equally irresponsible friends, Mick and Pnub, he discovers that his right hand has a blood-thirsty mind of its own and is hell-bent on wreaking havoc whether he likes it or not.

Idle Hands (1999) Review

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.

  • Idle Hands Rating Scores
  • Our Score: 4
  • Overall Score: 3.76
  • IMDB: 6.2
  • MetaCritic: 3.1
  • Rotten Tomatoes: 1.6

About Idle Hands 1999

Title: Idle Hands
Year: 1999
Runtime: 92 minutes
Type: Movie
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Fantasy, Comedy
Reviewer:
Score: 2 / 5 stars
Published:
Avg. Rating: 1.88/5 stars from 36,475 users.
Total Avg. Votes: 36,475
MPAA Rating: R
Idle Hands Cast Starring: Sean Whalen, Seth Green, Jessica Alba, Vivica A. Fox, Devon Sawa, Elden Henson, Christopher Hart, Jack Noseworthy, Mindy Sterling, Nicholas Sadler, Tanya Mironowski, Fred Willard, Kyle Gass, Tanya Raisa, Randy Oglesby, Timothy Stack, Deirdre O'Brien, Joey Slotnick, Aaron Brooks, Thomas DeLonge, Sabrina Lu, The Offspring, John Fiorella, Donna W. Scott, Molly Maslin, Carl Gabriel Yorke, Dexter Holland, Katie Wright, Greg K, Noodles
Idle Hands Writers: Terri Hughes, Ron Milbauer
Idle Hands Director: Rodman Flender
Production: Columbia Pictures
Website: http://www.spe.sony.com/movies/jump/f_idlehands.html
Language: English
Country: USA