MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 601 this week

Senseless (1998)

5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 9,048 users   Metascore: 36/100
Reviews: 33 user | 35 critic | 13 from Metacritic.com

A student gets his senses enhanced by an experimental drug. But abuse is not an option.

Director:

Writers:

,
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Exclusive Trailer

View the Foxcatcher Exclusive trailer with Steve Carell and Channing Tatum


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 22 titles
created 09 Feb 2011
 
a list of 27 titles
created 24 Mar 2011
 
a list of 27 titles
created 17 Nov 2011
 
a list of 46 titles
created 3 months ago
 
a list of 28 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Senseless" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Senseless (1998)

Senseless (1998) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Senseless.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Senseless (2008)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Based on Stona Fitch's novel, this is the story of a wealthy US businessman (Behr) whose brutal kidnapping and torture are streamed online as part of an ultra-violent reality TV show.

Director: Simon Hynd
Stars: Jason Behr, Emma Catherwood, Joe Ferrara
The Sixth Man (1997)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Antoine and Kenny Tyler are NCAA college basketball players, and Antoine is the star. Suddenly Antoine dies of heart attack and Kenny has to fill his shoes as leader of team. Some time ... See full summary »

Director: Randall Miller
Stars: Marlon Wayans, Kadeem Hardison, David Paymer
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

"Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking your Juice in the Hood" is a parody of a lot of black U.S. movies, for instance "Boyz n the Hood", "South Central", "Menace II Society", "... See full summary »

Director: Paris Barclay
Stars: Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Keenen Ivory Wayans
Mo' Money (1992)
Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Trying to get his act together, a con artist gets a job in a credit card company. He falls in love with a fellow employee, he steals a couple of cards, everything is going great. But soon, ... See full summary »

Director: Peter MacDonald
Stars: Damon Wayans, Stacey Dash, Marlon Wayans
Lost & Found I (1999)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

In order to impress his beautiful French neighbor, Dylan Ramsey dognaps her pet pooch so he can return him and become a hero. Unfortunately, things do not work out as planned.

Director: Jeff Pollack
Stars: David Spade, Sophie Marceau, Ever Carradine
Music | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Directors: Walter C. Miller, Robert Townsend
Stars: Franklyn Ajaye, Jesse Aragon, Bobby Brown
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In this parody of blaxploitation movies, a black hero wannabe reunites former black heroes from the 70s to help him get revenge on Mr. Big.

Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans
Stars: Keenen Ivory Wayans, Bernie Casey, Antonio Fargas
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Set in the world of stand-up comedy, "Behind the Smile" tells the dramatic story of the rise and fall of Danny Styles, a young comic from Cleveland, Ohio, who moves to Los Angeles in ... See full summary »

Director: Damon Wayans
Stars: Jessica Anderson, James Belushi, Steven Bernstein
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Penelope Spheeris
Hollywierd (1999)
Documentary | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Documents the making of BLOOD DOLLS, interviewing members of the cast and crew.

Director: Penelope Spheeris
Stars: Charles Band, William Paul Burns, Miles A. Copeland III
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Linc Wilcox returns home for his father's funeral only to find he's in love with his best friend's sister.

Director: Jeff Terry Anderson
Stars: Donny Terranova, Dawn Cochran, Jon Cellini
Sci-Fi | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Bob Bejan
Stars: Adam West, Betty Buckley, Amy Hargreaves
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Dr. Wheedon
Esther Scott ...
Denise Witherspoon
...
Fertility Clinic Attendant
...
Wig Shop Owner
...
...
...
Janice
...
Economics Professor
...
...
Coach Brandau
...
Nurse Alvarez
...
Lorraine
...
Zestfully Clean Woman
...
Dean Barlow
Edit

Storyline

Darryl Witherspoon is a young black college student who wants to win annual junior analyst competition, which can land him a job in a big brokerage company. He becomes a guinea pig for the drug developed at the college which is promised to heighten all senses by ten times. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A secret experiment gave him super senses. Then came the side-effects.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

20 February 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Az érzékek borzadalma  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$5,337,651 (USA) (20 February 1998)

Gross:

$13,035,599 (USA) (8 May 1998)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Film debut of Tamara Taylor. See more »

Goofs

When Darryl is in the clothing store he is supposedly nude, but in the close shots you can see he is wearing black underpants. See more »

Quotes

Darryl: Good afternoon freshmen, freshwomen, and people of freshness.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Anus Magillicutty (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Atom Bomb
Written by Fluke
Performed by Fluke
Published by Music of V2 America Inc. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Astralwerks/Caroline Records Inc.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Very funny and also touching
13 June 2006 | by (NC) – See all my reviews

Darryl Witherspoon is a senior economics major whose mother has been raising several children on her own in a bad section of New York City. He is very bright and has a good chance of getting out of that neighborhood. But he has bills to pay and may get kicked out of the apartment he shares with hockey player Tim.

Darryl has a good chance at being the one junior analyst hired that year by the prestigious Wall Street firm Smythe-Bates. But his competition includes Scott Thorpe, whose father works for the firm. Scott belongs to the fraternity Darryl wants to join, and he thinks he is better than everyone else and that Darryl isn't good enough to be one of them. Darryl also can't make it as a hockey player.

Impressing Smythe-Bates becomes less of a priority as Darryl looks for work just to keep his apartment. The university is testing an experimental drug which heightens the five senses. Despite the potential side effects, Darryl is determined to do whatever it takes to make the money he needs. One possible problem with the drug he is not told about: at too high a dosage, one of the five senses shuts down, followed by another, and another. It's not possible to predict which of the senses will go or when, but you can bet this will happen at the worst possible time.

Darryl also wants to meet girls, and Janice is attractive, pleasant and intelligent. Can he win her love? Can he find a way to impress Smythe-Bates?

This was very funny. I liked the concept--as in "Smallville", a shiny green liquid can give an ordinary person super powers, and it can also cause all sorts of trouble.

But the movie wasn't just funny. The romantic scenes were also warm and touching.

The writing was quite intelligent. Someone must have known how Wall Street operates and the economic principles that guide the financial industry.

I'm surprised we haven't heard more from Marlon Wayans. Although he seemed like a silly clown at times, he really demonstrated comic abilities when Darryl struggled with the drug's problems. And he showed superior talent for both comedy and drama when the drug did what it was supposed to do.

David Spade was somewhat less of a loser here than he usually is. He excels at playing jerk loser characters, but Scott had more dimension than the usual Spade type.

Richard McDonagle was quite good as one of the top men at Smythe-Bates. And Tamara Taylor impressed as Janice. Esther Scott had a brief but effective performance as Darryl's determined mother.

This was really worth seeing. Don't be misled by the title.


10 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
This movie should be in the top 10 arsenic_33
The ending mental_flux
Watch this movie more than once mcmusix
soundtrack question skypawel
does anybody know.... samloveslost
Does Anyone Know? piinkk_panther
Discuss Senseless (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?