Airheads (1994)

Sick and tired of being ignored by record industry executives, three none-too-bright heavy metal musicians take a local radio station hostage to demand airplay. This broad comedy lampoons both the music world and police hostage dramas as it… More

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: August 5, 1994
DVD Release Date: October 2, 2001
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Critic Score: 23% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: There's a biting satire that keeps threatening to burst out of the well-cast Airheads, but unfortunately, the end result lives down to its title in the most unfortunate ways.

Leonard Klady

The anarchic saga could have used more bite or the hint of a threat just to keep things interesting.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Fraser and Buscemi are deadpan delights. And Sandler, Opera Man on SNL, is a red-hot screen find.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Airheads benefits substantially from its myriad of appealing, entertaining performances...

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

About airheads, and for them, too.

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James Berardinelli

Observing how fertile the field of heavy metal music is for satire, it's disappointing to watch Airheads bumble around, desperately trying to find something funny to say.

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Dennis Schwartz
Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews

A dumb comedy.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

There should have been enough material here for six sitcoms. Instead, there's not even enough for one movie.

Kevin McManus
Washington Post

On the whole, Airheads is heavily entertaining.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Everyone in the film has simply been better and funnier, before. Even Fraser.

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
Lucas Martins
Airheads, present a funny cast and an very good performace by Steve Buscemi. The film, make laughs with your Dog Day Afternoon satire, but the script could be… More
Phil Hubbs
Probably the first rock band type comedy I saw after 'Spinal Tap' and there hasn't been too many since accept for 'School of Rock' and… More
Manu Gino
The amps are on but nobody's home. Saw it again! Great Comedy! This is a great movie that simply doesn't get alot of credit. This movie has an… More
Chris Weber
I'll admit that this isn't really that great of a movie, and it doesn't quite succeed at pulling off the "Dog Day Afternoon" scenario,… More
Alex roy
Airheads is a fun and entertaining comedy that could have been much better, but for what it is, it is a film that is quite decent to average, but you can… More
KJ Proulx
It is such a stupid concept, but it delivers on all levels. If the story was more thought out it would be perfect! It is one of funniest stupid movies I have… More

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