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Club Paradise (1986)


Average Rating: 4/10
Reviews Counted: 27
Fresh: 3
Rotten: 24

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

Average Rating: 5.8/10
Reviews Counted: 8
Fresh: 1
Rotten: 7

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.


Average Rating: 2.8/5
User Ratings: 6,860



Movie Info

After retiring from the Chicago fire department, a man (Robin Williams) retires to the Caribbean and becomes embroiled in a scheme for a Club Med spin-off with a native (Jimmy Cliff).

PG-13 (adult situations/language)
Directed By:
Written By:
Harold Ramis , Brian Doyle-Murray
In Theaters:
Feb 14, 2006
Warner Home Video


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Critic Reviews for Club Paradise

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (8) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (24) | DVD (3)

A frenetically unfunny and charmless movie.

Full Review… | July 26, 2014
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

What's fresh about Ramis and Doyle-Murray's brand of comedy is that they're not one-liner wordsmiths, they're social satirists. They find humor in the subversion of a stable social community.

Full Review… | July 26, 2014
Philadelphia Inquirer
Top Critic

The whole, crowded thing begins to resemble a low-brow Nashville.

Full Review… | July 26, 2014
Chicago Tribune
Top Critic

There certainly is a lot of talent involved in Club Paradise... But most often, the level of humor is rather like that of those entertainments put on by summer campers for their own amusement.

Full Review… | July 26, 2014
Orlando Sentinel
Top Critic

There are enough funny skits in Club Paradise to make for a good hour of SCTV, where most of the cast is from, but too few to keep this Club Med satire afloat for 104 minutes.

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

The movie is painless, and everybody associated with it is good company, but considering the obvious effort and the expense that went into it, the result should have been much, much better.

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

This is a case where the actors are only as good as the script, which isn`t saying much. It`s not long into Club Paradise when you may feel the urge to get out.

Full Review… | July 26, 2014
South Florida Sun-Sentinel

The unchanneled energy of Robin Williams can't redeem this messy yarn.

Full Review… | July 26, 2014
Christian Science Monitor

Even Williams's quick-fire routines fail to raise many laughs.

Full Review… | July 26, 2014
Radio Times

The movie is a succession of shticks -- which, when they succeed, are very funny. Unfortunately, not all of them succeed.

Full Review… | July 26, 2014
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Director Harold Ramis, who co-wrote the film with Brian Doyle-Murray, never stoops for an easy laugh. He seems capable, however, of making a movie with more momentum than this.

Full Review… | July 26, 2014
People Magazine

Club Paradise has a few good running gags, but it isn't everything that the brochures crack it up to be.

Full Review… | July 26, 2014
Philadelphia Daily News

Despite its promise of a sunny, lightweight good time, it's a strangely angry and cynical film.

Full Review… | May 26, 2006
Combustible Celluloid

Feels like it was inspired by a People Magazine article, and stretched out into feature length through the dubious overuse of sketch-type comedy droppings.

Full Review… | February 11, 2006

A word of warning: these leftovers are rotten.

Full Review… | December 28, 2005

Don't expect too much more from this film than a few chuckles and a soundtrack which mixes some delectable reggae and rock music.

Full Review… | August 25, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

The most embarassing movie Peter O'Toole ever graced.

June 10, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

A disappointing Robin Williams comedy.

Full Review… | May 24, 2003

Audience Reviews for Club Paradise


Club Paradise is a fascinating watch but only because it's such a mess. It has an interesting collective cast and an excellent setting but the story makes no sense and the directions is diabolical. It's very much of its time though, a period piece if you will, pure 80's. Robin Williams isn't at his best but Peter O'Toole is quite funny. The film was originally intended to star Bill Murray and John Cleese - now I'd love to have seen that version! Andrea Martin's scenes were pretty funny though.

Anthony Lawrie

Super Reviewer

Funny cast, bad movie.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

Yes, this movie has a ton of great stars, but what're they doing in this movie? Not much. The story is predictable and sometimes boring. Overall, it's just okay.

AJ Verser

Super Reviewer

A couple of funny moments, but it's real hit or miss. I will however be adding "drug crazed nipple factory" to my vocabulary.

Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

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