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Caddyshack (1980)


Average Rating: 6.5/10
Reviews Counted: 45
Fresh: 34
Rotten: 11

Critics Consensus: Though unabashedly crude and juvenile, Caddyshack nevertheless scores with its classic slapstick, unforgettable characters, and endlessly quotable dialogue.

Average Rating: 4/10
Reviews Counted: 5
Fresh: 1
Rotten: 4

Critics Consensus: Though unabashedly crude and juvenile, Caddyshack nevertheless scores with its classic slapstick, unforgettable characters, and endlessly quotable dialogue.


Average Rating: 3.6/5
User Ratings: 201,974



Movie Info

An elite country club has to deal with a brash new member and a gopher intent on destroying their beloved golf course.

R (adult situations/language, nudity)
Directed By:
Written By:
Dave Thomas , Brian Doyle-Murray , Harold Ramis , Douglas Kenney
In Theaters:
Sep 26, 2006
Warner Bros. Pictures


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Critic Reviews for Caddyshack

All Critics (45) | Top Critics (5) | Fresh (34) | Rotten (11) | DVD (14)

The first-time director, Harold Ramis, can't hold it together: the picture lurches from style to style (including some ill-placed whimsy with a gopher puppet) and collapses somewhere between sitcom and sketch farce.

Full Review… | March 21, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

This vaguely likable, too-tame comedy falls short of the mark.

Full Review… | March 21, 2007
Top Critic

If you're still at the age when farting and nose-picking seem funny, then Caddyshack should knock you dead.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Caddyshack never finds a consistent comic note of its own, but it plays host to all sorts of approaches from its stars, who sometimes hardly seem to be occupying the same movie.

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

A pleasantly loose-limbed sort of movie with some comic moments, most of them belonging to Mr. Dangerfield.

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

There's still a lot of fun in this movie, and most of that comes from the heartfelt performances from the cast.

Full Review… | July 30, 2012
7M Pictures

A funny slapstick comedy, starring Billy Murray in top form

Full Review… | August 16, 2011

Classic '80s comedy; not for kids.

Full Review… | January 1, 2011
Common Sense Media

Never mind the fact that the plot regularly goes off track and into the rough, Caddyshack offers laughs a plenty.

Full Review… | August 24, 2010

dependant almost entirely--when it's not being angry and cynical--on arrogance and smugness.

Full Review… | July 18, 2010
Film Freak Central

Given the short shelf life of many rude 'n' crude Hollywood comedies, it's amazing how well Caddyshack stands up after all these years.

Full Review… | June 11, 2010
Combustible Celluloid

Despite being ungainly, Caddyshack is the kind of comedy you can pan for gold in... [Blu-ray]

Full Review… | June 7, 2010
Groucho Reviews

Director Harold Ramis doesn't help matters through his lethargic staging of several major slapstick sequences.

Full Review… | June 2, 2010
Film Snobbery

No matter how bad practically everybody thinks it is, practically everybody likes it.

Full Review… | June 1, 2010
Movie Metropolis

Has attained cult comedy status over last 25 years...due to Chase, Dangerfield, Murray set pieces.

March 14, 2009

Still every bit as funny, and every bit as stupid, as it was twenty years ago.

Full Review… | July 31, 2008

A slapstick comedy featuring a host of great clowns.

Full Review… | March 21, 2007
TV Guide's Movie Guide

A crude comedy.

Full Review… | January 3, 2006
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

One of those rare comedies where everything clicks. A true classic.

October 28, 2005

Overrated and dumb comedy with a few funny moments.

July 19, 2005
Movie Metropolis

The plot wanders around the golf course and involves a half-dozen elements, but if you simply dig the gopher, the caddy, and the Dangerfield, you're not going to be doing half bad.

Full Review… | May 3, 2005

Coloquemos da seguinte forma: Elizabeth Taylor envelheceu melhor do que este filme...

January 26, 2005
Cinema em Cena

Audience Reviews for Caddyshack

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Alexander Diminiano

Super Reviewer

A caddy pursues one of his clients for a scholarship amidst the backdrop of several other colorful characters.
As a series of sketches, this film is whimsical and occasionally fun. The only moments of "sophisticated" comedy come from the class depictions with the rich portrayed as stuffy and mean-spirited and the poor portrayed as fun-loving and sexual but constantly looking through the plate glass window, hoping to trade places. However, as a film - a consistent, conflict- or character-driven story - Caddyshack doesn't hold together. Each of the stars get to do his bit, and in the end the film seems like a series of bits haphazardly edited together.
Overall, Rodney Dangerfield, Bill Murray, and Chevy Chase may have comedic talent, but this film only works in the actors' individual sound bytes.

Jim Hunter

Super Reviewer


I really do envy people who were alive when this movie was made. In 1980, when people were called funny, they really were funny. Nowadays, the people considered funny aren't really funny at all. (Seth Mcfarlane, Will Ferrel.) Caddyshack has a big cast of people who can genuinely make people laugh. They all play memorable characters and are given some of the funniest dialogue. If I were to make a list of top 10 most quotable movies, Caddyshack would easily make the list. My personal favorite performance is Rodney Dangerfield as Al Czervik. Everything he says and does just makes me laugh. (He also has the world's coolest golf club bag.) The rest of the cast also do a stellar job in their roles. Chevy Chase has always been a funny guy and he definately is in this movie, Ted Knight does a really good job of the judge who gets aggravated really easily and Bill Murray provides some of the most memorable scenes in the movie. His subplot with the gophers is just classic. My favorite scene in the movie is the pool scene. It's a plethora of just teen caddys going apeshit all over the place. Caddyshack took the world's most boring sport (Golf) and made what could've been a tedious movie into a classic that will be remembered as one of the funniest comedies ever made.

Tyler Robertson
Tyler Robertson

Super Reviewer


Despite the fact that there was a lot of freedom for the film makers to do whatever they wanted to do in production it's still a hilarious comedy classic that's faster paced than even the likes of Airplane! and deserves its reputation for being quotable. The cast bring their extremely memorable characters to life fantasticallly and young Bill Murray is very fun to watch when he's trying to kill the golf course's gopher. Ultimately, Caddyshack is a hilarious classic comedy and one of the few slapstick movies that are so stupid that you actually manage to laugh with it.

Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer

Caddyshack Quotes

Al Czervik:
Hey you scratched my anchor!
– Submitted by Alec B (12 months ago)
Carl Spackler:
Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac...It's in the hole! It's in the hole! It's in the hole!
– Submitted by Dutch E (19 months ago)
Rat farts!
– Submitted by Jarryd R (21 months ago)
Carl Spackler:
Big hitter, the Lama.
– Submitted by Michael B (21 months ago)
Ty Webb:
You take drugs, Danny?
Danny Noonan:
Every day.
Ty Webb:
– Submitted by Michael B (21 months ago)
Spaulding Smails:
I want a hamburger. No, a cheeseburger. I want a hotdog. I want a milkshake.
Judge Smails:
[judge hits Spaulding in the back of his head] You'll get nothing and like it!
– Submitted by Aaron S (22 months ago)

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