Review: Romancing the Stone

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Year: 1984
Score: 6.5/10

I did enjoy how briefly the head bad guy had possession of the emerald before he decided to give that nearby hungry crocodile a hand.

I did enjoy how briefly the head bad guy had possession of the emerald before he decided to give that nearby hungry crocodile a hand.

Tolerable but formulaic adventure romcom greatly assisted by a very appealing performance from Kathleen Turner. Her co-star Michael Douglas, who also produced, is merely passable. The identities of and relationships between the bad guys are a bit muddled, but I don’t think we’re supposed to be focusing on that. Worse, there are about 58 remarkable coincidences, which is about 57 more than I could stomach. Some of the music dates it in a way that isn’t flattering. Despite all that, when Turner does her thing, things get entertaining. I especially enjoyed the opening sequence.

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