Unfortunately, Farley's unintended farewell is hardly memorable.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
All of the guys on the expedition are dumb, and they say and do dumb things in dumb ways, dumbly.
This 1998 comedy set in the early American west isn't unwatchable, just bad.
All we're left with is a lame script and dithering direction, a lethal combination.
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.
| Original Score: 0.5/4
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.
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.
| Original Score: 2/5
The gags rely heavily on boogers, bird poo and sheep dung, and Farley falls down with monotonous regularity.
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.
| Original Score: 1/4
You just wish it were half as funny as it tries to be.
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.
Despite his compulsion to trash everything in his midst, including himself, Chris Farley deserved better.
| Original Score: F
[A] sorry excuse for a comedy.
| Original Score: 0/4
Pacing is too slack for pic to ever achieve a satisfying comic momentum, and the limp ending is a real letdown.
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
The late Chris Farley's last stand
| Original Score: 2/5
It's clear, his death notwithstanding, that Farley is the funniest thing about this silly piece of celluloid.
| Original Score: 3/5
Pure, adulterated junk.
It's not the funniest film I've ever seen, but Chris Farley sure cracked me up often in this flick.
| Original Score: 3/4
Everyone seems to be trying gamely here, but the writing thwarts at every turn.