EW Staff
September 03, 1999 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Idle Hands

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
performer
Seth Green, Devon Sawa, Jessica Alba, Vivica A. Fox
director
Rodman Flender
genre
Comedy, Horror

We gave it a C

Let us now praise Seth ”Scott Evil” Green, whose beautiful delivery of otherwise generic wisecracks is all that stands between this painfully derivative horror comedy and a premature date with the eject button. Whether proclaiming the hasty conclusion of the main plot ”weak” or interrupting the hero’s inspirational monologue (”no Kevin Costner speeches — let’s just go”), he seems always to be performing from within the eye of a narrative hurricane, his only function to comment on the idiocy surrounding him. Given that the main story in Idle Hands involves a stoner (Sawa) with a demonically possessed hand (cue ”homages” to Evil Dead II, The Hand, An American Werewolf in London, etc.), Green is rarely at a loss for words.

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