Review: Road House

Official synopsis:
Ex-UFC fighter Dalton (Jake Gyllenhaal) takes a job as a bouncer at a Florida Keys roadhouse, only to discover that this paradise is not all it seems.

I never saw the original Road House so I can't compare it to that, but I can say that Godzilla x Kong didn't even last a full weekend as the dumbest movie I've seen in a while.

I will give credit where credits due, the fight scenes in this are pretty cool and Gyllenhaal got incredibly jacked for this role, contributing to plenty of thirst traps that I will not complain about. The script is pretty basic, but that's not the part that suffers the most. It's the uneven acting.

Gyllenhaal is good for what this is. He has nice comedic timing, only he doesn't get to use much of it against the actors that could properly match it, like Jessica Williams (who should be in this movie way more than she is) and Lukas Gage. Arturo Castro gives him something at least, but it's not enough. 

Conor McGregor is flat out awful in this. So much so that I can't help but wonder if he was getting WKUK level direction. Dude is just not cut out for this. And I'm so sick of seeing Billy Magnussun play a douchebag at this point. This poor guy is stuck in typecast hell. 

Road House is available to stream on Amazon Prime if you're interested, but you're not missing much if you're not.

Grade: C


  1. I have no interest in this at all. Plus, Conor McGregor is a fucking pussy. I've seen and grown up on the original film and it never takes itself seriously. Patrick Swayze was perfect in that film as he that mix of Chuck Norris and Mikhail Baryshnikov that the film needed. You also had Kelly Lynch, Sam Elliot, Ben Gazzara, John Doe of X, some nice blues-rock, and the legendary Terry Funk. What more could you ask for? Oh, and you get a good look of Swayze's ass. That ass is god-tier.

    1. Gyllenhaal doesn't take him self too seriously here either, but McGregor is so bad I just could not get past it.

  2. I never had high hopes, I watched for Jake but it was trash.

    I'll give him credit for understanding that to maintain a star career you have to mix in the occasional popcorn entertainment with more cerebral, high tone properties but he needs to chose more wisely than this! The story such as it is was stupid and pointless. The violence absurdly over the top (plus ALOT of the CGI was atrociously obvious) and the characters had all the depth of a puddle.

    Ya Jake is in great shape but since he spent the movie getting his ass kicked what was the point? Billy Magnuson needs to get a new agent! He's a decent comedic actor and he's a looker (though his haircut in this was awful) why isn't he playing the lead in a romantic comedy.

    1. Oh yeah, the CGI was...a choice. Come on Amazon, you have money. lol


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