It is a joyfully chaotic and wildly uneven work that shows Mr. Temple's roots in music videos.
Caryn James - New York Times
When it's time for that inevitable return to the planet Jhazzalan, you may hear yourself breathing a sigh of relief.
Desson Thomson - Washington Post
The movie equivalent of cheap champagne -- even though it's lousy, it still gives you tickles up the nose.
Hal Hinson - Washington Post
A lighthearted and goofy musical comedy about a love affair between an extraterrestrial and a manicurist.
Roger Ebert - Chicago Sun-Times
Jonathan Rosenbaum - Chicago Reader
Intended by director Julian Temple and his screenwriters to affectionately skewer Tinseltown lifestyles.
Variety Staff - Variety
An entertaining trifle.
Peter Travers - Rolling Stone
A horrible mess of genres that does nobody involved justice.
Dean Essner - Film4
Silly, sexy, and filled with music.
Dean Essner - TV Guide's Movie Guide
Cole Smithey - ColeSmithey.com
This is deliberately, gleefully vacuous entertainment, and any satirical edge is blunted by the film's obvious affection for its subject.
Dean Essner - Time Out
A hilarious, off-beat slice of 80s cheese.
Kevin Carr - 7M Pictures
Emanuel Levy - EmanuelLevy.Com
Not as funny as it thinks it is.
Alex Sandell - Juicy Cerebellum
Spence D. - IGN Movies
Rich Cline - Shadows on the Wall
Stupid but wonderful.
Luke Y. Thompson - New Times
Rebecca Murray - About.com
But this movie is hard to take. Sorry, go back to your own planet.
Bob Bloom - Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Carol Cling - Las Vegas Review-Journal
I never got into this. It just doesn't make me laugh.
Fred Topel - About.com
Jeffrey Westhoff - Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
Laura Clifford - Reeling Reviews
Dan Jardine - Apollo Guide
Michael Szymanski - Zap2it.com
Unfortunately, this movie isn't
Ken Hanke - Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
An entertaining guilty pleasure.
Phil Villarreal - Arizona Daily Star
Kooky and colorful little cult flick. If you're a fan of anyone in the cast, consider it a curiosity rental.
Scott Weinberg - eFilmCritic.com
Even running out of steam as it eventually does, there is zany goofball fun for the undiscriminating moviegoer.
Chris Hicks - Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Only the most strident of advocates for political correctness will take offence at the harmless fun.
Brian Webster - Apollo Guide
All this could be frothy fun or irritating, depending on your taste or mood.
James O'Ehley - Sci-Fi Movie Page
f there is an idea to this sci-fi (in the worst sense) film, Temple has made clear that it is an unwelcome guest and has sentenced it to solitary confinement.
Mark R. Leeper - rec.arts.movies.reviews