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Bio-Dome

Bio-Dome (1996)

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Average Rating: 1.7/10
Critic Reviews: 8
Fresh: 0 | Rotten: 8

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The "slobs versus snobs" formula of lowbrow comedy gets a twist in this mindless Pauly Shore vehicle that pits slobs against scientists. Shore plays Bud Macintosh, a Tucson, Arizona, slacker and junior college student. Bud and his best pal Doyle Johnson (Stephen Baldwin), have just suffered the humiliation of being dumped by their girlfriends when they stumble into what they think is a new mall. However, the facility is a scientific research laboratory known as a bio-dome, a self-sustaining

PG-13,

Comedy

Apr 16, 2002

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All Critics (22) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (1) | Rotten (21) | DVD (2)

Despite the advances humankind has made since dragging itself out of the primordial ooze, Shore is a successful comedian.

August 4, 2009 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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Even with the low expectations any reasonable viewer brings to a Shore flick, this rates only stupid-plus.

August 4, 2009 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
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It's not by any means inspired madness.

March 26, 2009 Full Review Source: Variety
Variety
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Inept in almost every respect.

May 20, 2003 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
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America faces the very real prospect that Pauly Shore is the most annoying comic alive.

August 1, 2001 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle
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A spoof of eco-consciousness starring one-man toxic spill Pauly Shore.

August 1, 2001 Full Review Source: Washington Post
Washington Post
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All told, it's precisely what you'd expect -- which means you'd be well-advised to wait for the video.

August 4, 2009 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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It's good for one reason: it killed Pauly Shore's career.

October 23, 2003 | Comment (1)
Juicy Cerebellum

Can there even BE a "low point" to Pauly Shore's career?

July 25, 2002
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Could possibly be the worst Hollywood movie I've ever seen.

July 13, 2002 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
Apollo Guide

Film school grad Jason Bloom makes his directing debut, but his inexperience shows.

June 5, 2002 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

If you must rent it, at least wait for a half-price night.

August 1, 2001 Full Review Source: San Francisco Examiner
San Francisco Examiner

Wanna-be comedy falls way flat.

August 1, 2001 Full Review Source: Cinematter
Cinematter

Audience Reviews for Bio-Dome

Bio-Dome is one of the last "major" films starring Pauly Shore, and it's no secret as to why he faded after this piece of trash. When Pauly Shore first started out, he did bring a few laughs. Encino Man and Son in Law were decent comedies. After that, Pauly became so repetitive and unfunny so fast that it's no wonder that he's in the where are they now file. This film is stupid, dimwitted, excrutiatingly painful to watch. Bio-Dome is a poorly made comedy with no laughs whatsoever, there's only one chuckle to be had in the film. The film insults the intellect and has nothing good whatsoever going on to interest the viewer. The film sucks, the characters terrible, and worst, some good talent chose to be in this film. Signing on to do a Pauly Shore film is the nail in the coffin to many up and coming actors. Just look at Stephen Baldwin, this film ended his career. Bio-Dome is the perfect example of a film that should've never been made in the first place. The film misses the mark on so many levels and can only be described as a really bad comedy and film overall. This film sucks. It's no wonder why Pauly Shore's career went downhill from here. There's only so much one can do, and his gimmick became old after two films. Avoid this film.
August 10, 2011
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Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

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ahhhhh pauly shore.
September 24, 2007
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Curtis Lilly

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classic comedy, back when these two guys were both funny
January 15, 2007
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danny d

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