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Comic genius Steve Martin delivers an incredible performance as an engaging small town fire chief who has only one tiny flaw - no, make that one HUGE flaw - his astonishingly long nose. Although he considers it no laughing matter, the hilarity never stops as C.D. Bales (Martin) contends with jerky nose jokes, a bumbling crew of firemen, and his secret love for gorgeous astronomy student Roxanne (Daryl Hannah). Unfortunately, she is attracted to fireman Chris (Rick Rossovich), who's tall on looks and short on conversation. And when C.D. agrees to coach the dumbstruck Chris in his pursuit of the fair maiden, this ticklish triangle dissolves into a hilarious series of rib-tickling romantic misadventures. A contemporary love story of mistaken identity and unrequited love, "Roxanne" is an unforgettable comedy that Siskel & Ebert call a comic masterpiece.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 34
- Fresh: 30
- Rotten: 4
- Average Rating: 7.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: The nose itself is a perfect prop for a man who began his career with a fake arrow through his head, a man who has since evolved from a coolly absurdist stand-up comic to a fully formed, amazingly nimble comic actor.
Fresh: It's a neat trick, being Steve Martin. He's so good; his movies will get even better.
Fresh: The most unabashed, and most satisfying, romantic movie to come along in years. It's a swooning, delicate, heart-on-its-sleeve work.
Fresh: All of the corners of this movie have been filled with small, funny moments.
LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT!!
I saw this movie in the theatre when it came out 20 years ago and thought it was great. I have bought this movie on VHS, DVD and now Digital for my iPod. I have also purchased the soundtrack on tape and CD. It is great music to pop in on a warm spring or summer day when you're out driving and enjoying the day. Steve Martin's performance in this is hysterical. The dart scene is a great remake of the scene from the original movie with Jose Ferrar. It is a witty, fun, romantic movie. People are still buying it 20 years after its release so that must say something. I hope you enjoy it.
What can I say... Steve Martin is a Genius. Great adaptation of a classic story.
this movie is very funny and worth watching over and over again
i first saw Roxanne during school cause my class was reading Cyrano De Bergerac by Edmond Rostand its the book that Roxanne is based off of and i gotta say it was really funny, made the book a lot more scense to me cause it was a french play. anyway the Steve Martin really made it funny and the rest of the cast was great, i definatly buy this movie and watch it many times.