What a huge, noisy, unfunny, joyless mess this film is. I remember the hoopla around it when it came out, it was supposed to be a big comic hit, it had all the big comedy stars of the hour and some of the cinema's most beloved actors in comic parts and I remember being puzzled why it got slammed so hard by the critics. Now I see why. Ugh, what a mess this movie is. Spielberg thought that violence, blowing up shit, and John Belushi and Tim Matheson recreating their characters from Animal House was the height of film comedy, it wasn't. The only thing remotely interesting about this turkey was Nancy Allen, she's cuter than life itself in a thankless role. If you never saw this 1979 film, don't bother.
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