Road House This crackerjack melodrama Road House about two buddies (Widmark and Wilde) who vie for a dangerous dame (Lupino) is novel for its setting: a Canadian-border… Road House This crackerjack melodrama Road House about two buddies (Widmark and Wilde) who vie for a dangerous dame (Lupino) is novel for its setting: a Canadian-border…
Movie on DVD Review

Road House (2008)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Sep 02, 2008; DVD Release Date: Sep 02, 2008; Movie Rated: Unrated; Genre: Drama; With: Ida Lupino and Richard Widmark

This crackerjack melodrama Road House about two buddies (Widmark and Wilde) who vie for a dangerous dame (Lupino) is novel for its setting: a Canadian-border roadhouse that contains a nightclub and a bowling alley. The standout EXTRA is a raucous commentary by noir historian Eddie Muller and wily film blogger Kim Morgan. (They're sharing a flask during their chat!) Morgan tosses out more ideas and recondite jokes about movie history than one commentary can contain. Give this woman her own series of reissues to dilate upon. B+

Originally posted Sep 05, 2008 Published in issue #1010-1011 Sep 12, 2008 Order article reprints