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Almost Heroes Reviews

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Joe Heim
Seattle Times
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Unfortunately, Farley's unintended farewell is hardly memorable.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: 1.5/4

July 15, 2014
Paul Tatara
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All of the guys on the expedition are dumb, and they say and do dumb things in dumb ways, dumbly.

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July 15, 2014
Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
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This 1998 comedy set in the early American west isn't unwatchable, just bad.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

July 15, 2014
David Kronke
Los Angeles Times
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All we're left with is a lame script and dithering direction, a lethal combination.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times

July 15, 2014
Ron Givens
New York Daily News
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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 Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 0.5/4

July 15, 2014
John Krewson
AV Club
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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.

Full Review Source: AV Club

July 15, 2014
Serena Donadoni
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)

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 Source: Metro Times (Detroit, MI) | Original Score: 2/5

July 15, 2014
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

The gags rely heavily on boogers, bird poo and sheep dung, and Farley falls down with monotonous regularity.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 1.5/4

July 15, 2014
Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
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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 Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 1/4

July 15, 2014
M. K. Terrell
Christian Science Monitor

You just wish it were half as funny as it tries to be.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor

July 15, 2014
John Ferguson
Radio Times

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 Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 2/5

July 15, 2014
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Despite his compulsion to trash everything in his midst, including himself, Chris Farley deserved better.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: F

September 7, 2011
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

[A] sorry excuse for a comedy.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: 0/4

November 5, 2009
Joe Leydon
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Pacing is too slack for pic to ever achieve a satisfying comic momentum, and the limp ending is a real letdown.

Full Review Source: Variety

July 22, 2008
Frank Ochieng

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

June 24, 2004
Kevin Fiddler
Henderson Home News (Henderson, NV)

The late Chris Farley's last stand

| Original Score: 2/5

February 19, 2003
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online

It's clear, his death notwithstanding, that Farley is the funniest thing about this silly piece of celluloid.

Full Review Source: Film Quips Online | Original Score: 3/5

February 8, 2003
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers

Pure, adulterated junk.

| Original Score: 1/5

November 28, 2002
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal

It's not the funniest film I've ever seen, but Chris Farley sure cracked me up often in this flick.

Full Review Source: Montreal Film Journal | Original Score: 3/4

September 10, 2002
Christine James
Boxoffice Magazine

Everyone seems to be trying gamely here, but the writing thwarts at every turn.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine

June 5, 2002
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