Flash Gordon Synopsis
A space hero (Sam Jones) fights Ming (Max von Sydow) on the planet Mongo.
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Empire

By Adam Smith
This campy extravaganza has it all - heroes, villains, beautiful women and high stakes. Laughably bad and fantastically good all at once,...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
"Flash Gordon" is played for laughs, and wisely so. It is no more sophisticated than the comic strip it's based on, and that takes the...
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70

Chicago Reader

By Dave Kehr
Better than it might have been, given the limitations of this kind of brand-name filmmaking. Hodges doesn't shirk his duties, and though...
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
The frantic pleasures of this film add up to what used to be considered good fun; good Saturday morning fun; good Saturday morning fun to...
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50

TV Guide

The only good thing about this would-be camp version of the classic 1936 serial is the impressive production design by Danilo Donati.
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38

Boston Globe

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If you enjoy laughing at a movie, rather than with it, then you might get a few chuckles. [18 Dec 1980, p.1]
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By cbspock
Saw the film on the 31st anniversary. Missed this movie in the 80s, didn't see it until it was on video. It is your typical corny "b" 80s Scifi movie...

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Rated PG
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 12+ Sci-fi comic-strip movie is too intense for younger kids.
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