Black Sheep Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
November 23, 2009
may not be remembered as a masterful comedy classic, but for the college humor crowd with a relatively safe PG-13 rating, it's a fun diversion
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
June 19, 2009
It's nice to see the two together, practicing their easy screen rapport--and no doubt more so given Farley's untimely passing--but Black Sheep is still a clunker. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Pete Croatto
Filmcritic.com
May 3, 2009
painfully unfunny
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Kam Williams
DallasBlack.com
June 22, 2007
Though not always in good taste, this tongue-in-cheek parody of the horror genre is sophisticated and clever enough to earn the appreciation of the egghead cult crowd.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
January 12, 2006
The goofy "Tommy Boy" chemistry seems forced a second time around.
| Original Score: 2/5
Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com
October 1, 2005
the most charming of Farley's screen efforts, but it's too bad he wasn't around long enough to make anyting better
| Original Score: 2/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
February 2, 2003
Exactly what you expect
| Original Score: 1/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
December 24, 2002
A transcendent comedy starring one of the top - but most tragically fated - comedy teams of all time.
| Original Score: 4/5
Clint Morris
Moviehole
September 18, 2002
Makes "Tommy Boy" look like A-grade material
| Original Score: 2/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
August 8, 2002
Imagine "Tommy Boy" without all the rapier wit and genius filmmaking technique. I counted one sincere laugh in the full 90 minutes.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
A little comedy that succeeds in its modest aim to provide 87 minutes of harmless diversion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kim Williamson
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
The movie itself succeeds in setting up situations ready for yucks; the movie's key problem is its intended humor fails to register on the audience's yucks ballot.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 13, 2001
Works as well as it does because the anarchic, high-energy spirits of Farley and Spheeris lock into each other perfectly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
January 1, 2000
I've never wanted to run from a theater so much in my life.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Barry Walters
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Spade plays the straight man, Farley plays the dufus, physical stunts abound and there isn't one shred of slightly intellectual wit.
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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Yeah, I giggled a couple of times. But I suspect you will giggle more if you are male, age 15-27ish.
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Black Sheep is bleatingly awful as it reteams Chris Farley and David Spade, the poor idiot's Abbott and Costello, in a comedy so desperately inept it makes their previous effort, Tommy Boy, look like a minefield of high wit.
| Original Score: 1/4
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Black Sheep is an appropriately titled misfire, a des-perate slapstick comedy that falls flat at nearly every turn.
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
It is one long, drawn out exercise in pain.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Adam Smith
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
Utter, unforgivable bilge.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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