Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings
JDOct 8, 2008This movie isn't a masterpiece but, it is entertaining, certainly shouldn't be in the worst movies list.
discombobulatorFeb 29, 2008One of the worst films ever made and another role by Mr Cruise that proves that he is one of his generations poorest actors. Dreadful.
JustinA.Jan 23, 2008I've watched Cocktail so many times I feel as if it has become a part of my soul. I can think of nothing better to do on a lonely night than grab a beer and put on Cocktail. Tom Cruise is absolutely brilliant, as is Bryan Brown. The Jamaican interlude is one of the greatest pieces of filmmaking of all time. I can't explain what it is about this film that so deeply affects me, it just has this mysterious power over me, rendering me helpless and giddy. Websites like this are fascinating, because they just go to show that a widely praised film, such as "Once," may be the worst film of all time; meanwhile, one of the worst films of all-time, according to metacritic, is "Cocktail," which I consider to be a cinematic masterpiece. Do yourself a favor--never watch "Once," instead go out and buy Cocktail and watch it over and over again and try to grasp its beauty. But no matter how many times you watch Cocktail, you'll never be able to fully fathom its complexity and richness. --The Olde Philosopher.… Full Review »