• PG-13, 1 hr. 27 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Penelope Spheeris
    In Theaters:
    Feb 2, 1996 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jul 16, 2002
  • Paramount Home Video

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Black Sheep Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 1/5

July 30, 2002
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

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

August 8, 2002
Clint Morris
Moviehole

Makes "Tommy Boy" look like A-grade material

| Original Score: 2/5

September 18, 2002
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

| Original Score: 1/5

October 3, 2002
Eric Melin
Scene-Stealers.com

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

October 1, 2005
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire

I've never wanted to run from a theater so much in my life.

Full Review Source: SPLICEDWire | Original Score: 0/4

January 1, 2000
Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
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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

January 1, 2000
Dan Marcucci and Nancy Serougi
Broomfield Enterprise

| Original Score: 2/5

June 6, 2005
Mark Sells
Oregon Herald

| Original Score: 1/5

August 18, 2004
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

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 Source: Groucho Reviews | Original Score: 1/4

June 19, 2009
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

| Original Score: 0/5

October 14, 2005
Edward Havens
FilmJerk.com

| Original Score: 2/5

June 26, 2003
Oz
eFilmCritic.com

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 1/5

January 1, 2000
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

The goofy "Tommy Boy" chemistry seems forced a second time around.

| Original Score: 2/5

January 12, 2006
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Exactly what you expect

| Original Score: 1/5

February 2, 2003
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter

It is one long, drawn out exercise in pain.

Full Review Source: Cinematter | Original Score: 1/4

January 1, 2000
Adam Smith
Empire Magazine

Utter, unforgivable bilge.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 1/5

January 1, 2000
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Black Sheep is an appropriately titled misfire, a des-perate slapstick comedy that falls flat at nearly every turn.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City

January 1, 2000
Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
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Yeah, I giggled a couple of times. But I suspect you will giggle more if you are male, age 15-27ish.

January 1, 2000
Barry Walters
San Francisco Examiner

Spade plays the straight man, Farley plays the dufus, physical stunts abound and there isn't one shred of slightly intellectual wit.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Examiner

January 1, 2000
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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May 20, 2003

Time Out
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June 24, 2006
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