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This review is from: Rock Slyde (DVD) Patrick Warburton is pretty funny in this one. With lines like "I was hung like a Gerbil" how could you not laugh. Andy Dick is Andy Dick in it however. Movie still is pretty funny though.
Rock SlydeAfter watching this film, I am a bit bummed I missed it in the theaters. This movie was hilarious. Patrick Warburton is one of my favorite actors so I had to purchase the film. I laughed the entire film. Generally I don't like films with dry humor but this is one for the ages!
I was looking forward to seeing this for a number of reasons, first off I am a big fan of Patrick Warburton. For a big man you would think he is going to be some menacing character but his comedic talent is brilliant and he really shines as Rock Slyde. Also Andy Dick is hilarious here as the owner of a quasi-religious cult, he begins a turf war with Rock Slyde that leads to one over-the-top scene after another. The film takes a poke at the film-noir genre making for a refreshing and original romp. This type of slap-stick comedy might not be for everyone but for those that "get it" this is a gem that demands multiple viewings. There are too many memorable scenes and dialogue in the film to even mention but to do so would only ruin the film for those wanting to see it. The is the debut feature film of Writer/Director, Chris Dowling, impressive is putting it mildly here because Chris has create a comedy his first time out that others in his art only dream of making. I had to watch this twice because after it's brisk pacing ended in 86 minutes I was left wanting more and the second time around I caught things I missed the first time around and I had just as much fun watching the film as I did the first time. It takes a complete effort to make a film such as this successful and it seems like everyone was up to the challenge, everything from the sets to the score were perfect. The film also contains some surprising but pleasant cameos a long the way as well. The film belongs to Patrick and Andy but the entire cast delivers on every level. If you like comedy then this is a film that should not be missed. Rock Slyde is off-the-wall fun that breaths new life into a stagnant comedy genre. This is the type of film that gains instant cult status and once you see it you are going to be telling friends and family about it. I highly recommend owning one of the best comedies to come out in a a very long time. Chris Dowling is a Director to keep your eye on and I for one look forward to seeing what he has up is sleeve next. [...]
"A laugh-out-loud send-up of Hollywood...and the film noir detectivegenre, "Rock Slyde" starts with what many big Hollywood films lack Â areally good and very funny script.Patrick Warburton as Rock Slyde, a cognitively clueless detective whosenose for crime is better than his noggin, was sad eyed, pitch perfectand endearing. Resisting the advances of femme fatale Rena Sofer'sdelicious Sara Lee because of a childhood spent watching "Soul Train"(but that's another story), Slyde faces down adversary cult leader AndyDick (Bart of Bartology) to save his holdout office space in theever-expanding Bartology building and rescue his brainwashed secretary.And if you think that sentence is pointedly pithy, "Slyde" is even morecrammed full with over-the-top winks, asides and jokes including acameo by Jason Alexander as a Jewish U.S. postal carrier enamored ofSlyde's turn as an actor in a gay porn musical (but that too is anotherstory)."Rock Slyde" performances, cinematography, original score and songs (ifyou don't leave the theater singing, "swashbuckle me, swashbuckle, downon your knees," you're probably dead), and script are brilliant and ofa piece Â a carefully crafted piece that is a testament to creativityon the cheap Â brilliance without big budgets. "- Idyllwild Town Crier
I can't tell how long it's been since I watched a movie that had mesmiling and laughing from the time it began to the end. It was sorefreshing to watch this movie because it was just clean fun. Thewriters skills are exceptional followed by the talented cast. Somenames have new meaning to me as I will never think of a Jolly Roger asa piece of boring candy again. I still won't eat a Jolly Roger but Iwill laugh and smile each time I hear the name. Patrick Warburtonperformance was outstanding as the dimwit detective Rock Slyde. AndyDick who played the character Bart the obnoxious cult leader, I had toasked myself was that part written exclusively for him? That answer isyes. Rena Sofer did an awesome job playing the denzel in distress.Elaine Hendrix's performance wonderful as her performance reminded meat times of Miss Wiggins from Carol Burnett. Line after line sceneafter scene I smiled, giggled, I laughed. The writer hit home withsilly things that so many people chose to judge their own self worthby. Rock Slyde in my opinion is a family friendly movie.Well done.
great move, love warburton. but by far, my favorite were they "happy" pirates. not every day you get to see a move like that. i'm still waiting for that one to come out on DVD.
Not since Anchorman have I seen a movie with more quotable lines. Thismovie is laugh-out- loud funny. I have watched it a couple of times nowand it never fails to make me laugh. I can't picture anybody butPatrick Warburton in the role of Rock Slyde. He nails it. And seeinghim in that teeny tiny car was so funny. Andy Dick as the Blessed Guruand just the whole concept of Bartology was funny. Patrick and Andywere great. They are given a run for their money though by JamieAlexander. I have no idea how anybody could keep a straight face duringhis scenes. In fact, in one outtake we see during the credits, we learnthat not everyone could keep a straight face! It was fun spotting thecameo appearances too. Cherry on top? A song that will be forever stuckin your head! In fact, I'm humming it right now and wishing forcookies! Can't say enough about this movie!
I was fortunate enough to see this film at the 2009 AFI Dallas Int'lFilm Festival as press for a new show to launch exclusively on demandin the Dallas market for Time Warner Cable called "Indie Scene".I laughed my head off and so did the rest of the audience at both soldout screenings of this film, where people were turned away due toseating shortages. With all the laughing; some follow up lines weremissed so the movie was even funnier at the second screening. This is alighthearted poke fun at film movie that I really appreciated becauseof the absents of sex, drugs and violence. Will this film win an Oscar,no, they don't recognize comedies anyway but you will be quoting linesfrom the film with your friends. So with that being said if yourlooking to have a good time watching an Indie film, check out "RockSlyde".
I had to watch this because the role of a private eye seemed just right for Patrick Warburton, whose wry, clueless delivery was hysterical in the short-lived super hero series The Tick, and steals the show in his current TV series Rules of Engagement. As it turned out though, Warburton's character in this film lacks the witty writing and assertive personality that make his other roles so hysterical. Instead Slyde is a listless divorcÃ© who can't seem to be aroused to anger or passion by anything.The movie's most inspired humor is found in the villainous "Bart" played by Andy Dick. Bart is the founder of "Bartology," a cult which brainwashes its converts with spiked cookies while cleaning out their bank accounts. Despite global ambitions Bart is fixated with taking over Slyde's office space so he can control the entire office building that houses his headquarters.I got through it and had plenty of laughs along the way, but the slow pacing and emptiness of the title character, especially during act one, almost had me reaching for the fast forward button so I could get to more Bart scenes.
(1.) Memorably boring but a great sleep aide. So good I used it twice on two separate nights. (2.) I am going to tell my tortoise friends to watch this paced-to-their-liking flick. (3.) Particularly impressed with the primary use of two settings for the majority of the movie - office 1 and office 2. (4.) Brief (translate seconds) cameo appearances by actors with no jobs in need of some quick cash who want to get their money and get out quickly. These cameos consisted of a TV actor nobody has ever heard of; another mostly TV actor with some very sad B movie credits; a singer nobody has ever heard of; Brian Bosworth that everyone wishes they hadn't heard of. (5.) If this is slap stick comedy then I need to review my 1930s pie-in-the-face and tripping-over-everything skits. Same level but now juvenilely passÃ©.(6.) The so called comedic lines moved slower than molasses in Antarctica (and the lines were equally as dumb as that imagery). (7.) Anyone that needs to watch this twice to catch all the subtleties needs some serious help.