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Theodore Rex
Theodore Rex
Actors: Whoopi Goldberg, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Juliet Landau, Bud Cort, Stephen McHattie
Director: Jonathan R. Betuel
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
PG     2003     1hr 32min

A wise-cracking police officer is forced to team up with her new partner, a sixty-five million year-old talking Tyrannosaurus Rex! Hillarious adventures follow as this unlikely duo tries to save the planet Earth from extin...  more »

     
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Actors: Whoopi Goldberg, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Juliet Landau, Bud Cort, Stephen McHattie
Director: Jonathan R. Betuel
Creators: Jonathan R. Betuel, Cathy Mickel Gibson, Maria Dylan, Richard Gilbert Abramson, Stefano Ferrari, Sue Baden-Powell
Genres: Action & Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Sub-Genres: Richard Roundtree, Whoopi Goldberg, Family Films, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Studio: New Line Home Video
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 07/08/2003
Original Release Date: 01/01/1995
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1995
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 32min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Holy moley
Archie Hogsniffer Ploppingforth | 06/10/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Watching this film sober - and even under the influence - is like giving birth out of your ear while simultaneously having a stroke, getting a root canal, and walking in on your parents having sex. In your bed. And as you walk in on them, you step on a rake and it hits you in the face and drives a splinter into your eye.

Yet at the same time it triggers a visceral, masochistic response somewhere deep inside, and you can't help but take pleasure in every mind-numbing attempt at a joke, every sudden idiotic plot twist, and every glimpse of Whoopi's gross spandexed rumpus.

A real treat."
Worst movie ever?
Trevor Goodchild | The City of Angels | 01/05/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This flic is high in the running for worst movie ever. If you are a fan of the cinematic disaster this film is every bit the contemporary of Battle Field Earth, Leonard Part 6, etc. You really feel sorry for Whoopie Goldberg (whom desperately did not want to make this movie -- she was forced to in a lawsuit).

Also makes a great gag gift :)"
Theodore Wrecked
Nuisance | Miami | 03/29/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)

"These reviews that claim this movie is so bad its good are going way overboard with that one. This movie does not have the guilty pleasure badness that Leonard Part 6, Battlefield Earth and Gigli had. Those movies were entertaining in their awfulness but this pile of dinosaur dung is so bad its painful. I haven't been in this much pain watching a bad movie since I watched Baby Geniuses and Superbabies. Before I start the review let me tell you the story. Theodore Rex is a $35 million dollar bust The New Line Cinema refused to put in theaters. They cut the losses sending it straight to video making it the most expensive straight-to-video movie in decades. Whoopi caved in to be in this disaster after a huge paycheck.

Plot: a millionaire clones dinosaurs so he can launch missiles at the sun which would kill mankind and start another Ice Age. A female cop named Katie Coltrane and an idiotic dinosaur named Theodore Rex reluctantly team up to stop him after the death of a buddy dinosaur.

The plot is given to you in the beginning of the movie which robs the movie of all its mystery. Then you have to deal with the fact that this movie is actually quite awful. Whoopi looks agitated and is trying to wing it with her performance but to no avail. Theodore Rex is flat out annoying and his bumbling behavior wears thin after five minutes on screen. Most of the jokes revolve around him threatening to bite people and hitting people with his tail(on accident and on purpose). I thought Burglar was bad but it takes a backseat to Theodore Rex: the worst movie of Whoopi's career.

Dont let anybody tell you this monstrosity is bad enough to be enjoyable. I didnt see that when I watched this movie. All I saw was a train wreck that was written by people that must have had some sick admiration for movie Howard The Duck. The humor is on that level and Theodore Rex looks like the inbred cousin of Barney. Utterly painful from start to finish."
Is it good-bad or just bad-bad? It depends...
Michael A. Duvernois | Minneapolis, MN United States | 01/08/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)

"...on whether you have a brain-numbing fever or have just consumed an entire pan of your Aunt Edna's marijuana brownies. If your brain proteins are falling apart or the pan was large enough, then yes, it can be a fun good-bad movie. Just think Plan 9 From Outer Space with Whoopie in spandex pants. If not, then think big dude in dinosaur suit wearing spandex."