Almost Heroes Reviews

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Joe Heim
Seattle Times
July 15, 2014
Unfortunately, Farley's unintended farewell is hardly memorable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Paul Tatara
CNN.com
July 15, 2014
All of the guys on the expedition are dumb, and they say and do dumb things in dumb ways, dumbly.
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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
July 15, 2014
This 1998 comedy set in the early American west isn't unwatchable, just bad.
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David Kronke
Los Angeles Times
July 15, 2014
All we're left with is a lame script and dithering direction, a lethal combination.
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Ron Givens
New York Daily News
July 15, 2014
Those hallmark Farley situations, when he bursts into apoplexy over some challenge or outrage, seem unconvincing here. As for Perry, he doesn't show nearly enough charm or ego to be of interest.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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John Krewson
AV Club
July 15, 2014
The plot isn't merely stupid, but heartless; viewers aren't given a single reason to watch beyond the anticipation of seeing Farley fall off more scenery.
Serena Donadoni
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
July 15, 2014
There's a difference between a stupid movie and a movie populated by stupid characters, and director Christopher Guest shows that distinction with Almost Heroes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
July 15, 2014
The gags rely heavily on boogers, bird poo and sheep dung, and Farley falls down with monotonous regularity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
July 15, 2014
All in the movie have been encouraged to play up the cartoonish aspects of their characters, and they deliver punch lines like a series of elbows to the rib cage.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
M. K. Terrell
Christian Science Monitor
July 15, 2014
You just wish it were half as funny as it tries to be.
John Ferguson
Radio Times
July 15, 2014
Farley is as energetically crude as ever, but both Perry and director Christopher Guest, who was behind the classic This Is Spinal Tap, seem uncomfortable with the material.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Despite his compulsion to trash everything in his midst, including himself, Chris Farley deserved better.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
November 5, 2009
[A] sorry excuse for a comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Joe Leydon
Variety
July 22, 2008
Pacing is too slack for pic to ever achieve a satisfying comic momentum, and the limp ending is a real letdown.
Frank Ochieng
TheWorldJournal.com
June 24, 2004
A forgettable farce with no flavor...utterly flaccid and foolish. It wastes the comedic capabilities of Farley and Perry who deserve much better
| Original Score: 1/5
Kevin Fiddler
Henderson Home News (Henderson, NV)
February 19, 2003
The late Chris Farley's last stand
| Original Score: 2/5
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
It's clear, his death notwithstanding, that Farley is the funniest thing about this silly piece of celluloid.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
November 28, 2002
Pure, adulterated junk.
| Original Score: 1/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
It's not the funniest film I've ever seen, but Chris Farley sure cracked me up often in this flick.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Christine James
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Everyone seems to be trying gamely here, but the writing thwarts at every turn.
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