• R, 1 hr. 36 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Tom Brady
    In Theaters:
    Sep 9, 2011 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jan 17, 2012
  • Sony Pictures

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Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star Reviews

Rafer Guzman
Newsday
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Icky and repellent in ways it probably did not intend.

Full Review Source: Newsday

December 7, 2011
Matt Singer
Time Out New York
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This movie is dire, soul-crushing stuff.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 1/5

September 14, 2011
Eric D. Snider
Film.com
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This isn't even a series of skits, but a series of vague ideas for skits that nobody fleshed out.

Full Review Source: Film.com | Original Score: F

September 12, 2011
Andrew Barker
Variety
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Through all this, one feels nothing more strongly than an acute sympathy for all involved -- in particular Ricci, who gives her role more than it deserves, and Herrmann, a classy character actor who once won a Tony.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 12, 2011
Tom Russo
Boston Globe
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Swardson and the gang generally opt for silly over edgy and outrageous, but Bucky is just too dashed-off a character for the movie to get by on that.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 1/4

September 10, 2011
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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This god-awful, unfunny, stinkingly putrid sketch-comic movie has exactly one snicker-worthy moment, involving Kevin Nealon and a stolen grape. But watching the rest of it will make you whine.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News

September 10, 2011
Nathan Rabin
AV Club
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Is there a staler target for satire than the porn industry? Is there any humor left to be gleaned from describing X-rated acts in G-rated language? Bucky Larson suggests there isn't, yet it plunges ahead all the same.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: D-

September 9, 2011
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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This may be the worst movie Pauly Shore has ever been in. Think about that. If you dare, go on Netflix and test the hypothesis.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 0.5/5

September 9, 2011
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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About as funny as the typical scribbling on a public bathroom stall.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

September 9, 2011
Keith Staskiewicz
Entertainment Weekly
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With his pageboy haircut, ''Gee, golly'' Midwestern accent, and two protruding Chiclets for front teeth, Bucky Larson is a one-note joke played over and over and over.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: D

September 9, 2011
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
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An inept, lazy R-rated movie whose sole purpose is as a glossary of euphemisms for genitalia and sexual acts.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 1/5

September 9, 2011
Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
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The entire premise feels about 35 to 40 years out of date, and while the porn business is a supremely easy target for comedy, this movie doesn't have any idea of what might be funny about it, besides perhaps "tee-hee - boobies."

Full Review Source: TheWrap

September 9, 2011
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