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Almost Heroes Reviews

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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.
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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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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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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
This is a dreadful motion picture -- a lowbrow example of period piece comedy with terrible production values and an exceptionally poor laughs-to-jokes ratio.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
April 25, 2003
| Original Score: 0/5
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
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
January 1, 2000
Where was Christopher Guest on the set?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
Farley and Perry, as powerful a comedic force as, say, Nixon and Hawking.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 27, 2004
| Original Score: 1/5
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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.
David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org
January 1, 2000
...one of the most phony excuses for comedy ever made.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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
Kevin Fiddler
Henderson Home News (Henderson, NV)
February 19, 2003
The late Chris Farley's last stand
| Original Score: 2/5
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
September 3, 2003
| Original Score: 0/5
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
Chris Farley's last film is also his worst.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
November 5, 2009
[A] sorry excuse for a comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Anita Gates
New York Times
January 1, 2000
The screenwriters just seem to be asking for it when they have Edwards demand of his scruffy team, ''Must you and the others reduce everything to its crudest terms?'' The answer is sadly obvious.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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