UHF Synopsis
TV-station manager (Weird Al Yankovic) tops big rival (Kevin McCarthy) with wacky shows.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
The laughs just keep rolling as 'Weird Al' makes a movie. Overheard from a still-convulsing woman after a recent screening of Weird Al...
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The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
The movie is forever digressing so that Mr. Yankovic can offer media spoofs that have only the most tangential relation to the story. [22...
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TV Guide

Yankovic fails to come up with anything new to freshen the stock storyline, and is content instead to let it serve as a creaky showcase for...
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Washington Post

By Rita Kempley
Yankovic, an advocate of the Monty Python and Mel Brooks schools of comedy, favors yechy burlesque, and UHF, with its scant plot, is...
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Washington Post

UHF is not a uniformly funny experience, unless you have to wear a bib and tend to laugh at anything, such as sudden gusts of wind....
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Wall Street Journal

By Julie Salamon
UHF, a parody of trash television, is almost defiantly silly, but when it's funny it is very funny. This sloppy, good-natured satire...
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Chicago Reader

By Jonathan Rosenbaum
Gamely running through parodies of TV commercials and shows, not to mention Spielberg, Schwarzenegger, Stallone, Selznick, and Gandhi, the...
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The result is a very unfunny movie. It's routine, predictable, and dumb - real dumb.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
In UHF we get 90 minutes of Al Yankovic, and that's 85 minutes too much. The problem isn't that he's weird, but that he isn't weird at all....
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Chicago Tribune

By Gene Siskel
Viewing UHF may be injurious to your sense of humor. Rarely has a comedy tried so hard and failed so often to be funny. [21 Jul 1989, p.A]
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One of the Greatest Movies Ever Created!

By thecallofduty1994
Weird Al is my Hero!...

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Rated PG-13