Metascore
32

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 4 out of 11
Watch On
  1. 25
    The result is a very unfunny movie. It's routine, predictable, and dumb - real dumb.
  2. The problem with UHF is that everything in it is a parody. The only logic for anything that happens is that there's some new thing to make fun of-mostly inanely. It's not much of a movie. [21 Jul 1989 p.11]
  3. 0
    Viewing UHF may be injurious to your sense of humor. Rarely has a comedy tried so hard and failed so often to be funny. [21 Jul 1989, p.A]
  4. In UHF we get 90 minutes of Al Yankovic, and that's 85 minutes too much. The problem isn't that he's weird, but that he isn't weird at all. The premises for his gags are commonplace and predictable, and his follow-throughs lack imagination. He seems incapable of spinning more than one tired joke from each set-up. [21 Jul 1989, p.E1]
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. May 6, 2011
    8
    I don't understand all the hate directed at this silly but fun mishmash of parodies. It's not shakespeare but damn it be funny! I laughed myI don't understand all the hate directed at this silly but fun mishmash of parodies. It's not shakespeare but damn it be funny! I laughed my butt off through the whole thing. If you like comedies like Naked Gun, then give this a try. Full Review »
  2. Aug 8, 2014
    10
    This movie was under-rated when it premiered, and it still gets no respect. Personally, I think this movie is funnier than anything in theThis movie was under-rated when it premiered, and it still gets no respect. Personally, I think this movie is funnier than anything in the theaters now. No one associated with it ever claimed it was high comedy, or serious cinema - it was done for laughs....cheap, plentiful laughs. Kevin McCarthy stole the movie, as far as I'm concerned. His over-the-top portrayal of R.J. Fletcher was a riot. If you have an hour and a half or so to kill, and want to be mindlessly entertained. check this one out. Full Review »
  3. Jul 11, 2015
    10
    UHF is my favorite movie of all time.
    Why? It isn't a 'good' movie by any measure.
    But it's unhinged, unapologetically over the top, and
    UHF is my favorite movie of all time.
    Why? It isn't a 'good' movie by any measure.
    But it's unhinged, unapologetically over the top, and punches you in the face with hilarious absurdity at every turn... and sometimes that's just what the doctor ordered.

    To give you an idea of what it's like: Airplane! comes in as somewhat of a comparison in my opinion.
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