Club Paradise Reviews

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Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
July 26, 2014
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.
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Sheila Benson
Los Angeles Times
July 26, 2014
A frenetically unfunny and charmless movie.
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
July 26, 2014
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 | Original Score: 3/4
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Sid Smith
Chicago Tribune
July 26, 2014
The whole, crowded thing begins to resemble a low-brow Nashville.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
July 26, 2014
The unchanneled energy of Robin Williams can't redeem this messy yarn.
John Ferguson
Radio Times
July 26, 2014
Even Williams's quick-fire routines fail to raise many laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

TV Guide's Movie Guide
July 26, 2014
The movie is a succession of shticks -- which, when they succeed, are very funny. Unfortunately, not all of them succeed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

People Magazine
July 26, 2014
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.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
July 26, 2014
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.
Joe Baltake
Philadelphia Daily News
July 26, 2014
Club Paradise has a few good running gags, but it isn't everything that the brochures crack it up to be.
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Variety Staff
Variety
March 26, 2009
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.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Despite its promise of a sunny, lightweight good time, it's a strangely angry and cynical film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Scott Weinberg
DVDTalk.com
February 11, 2006
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 | Original Score: 2/5
Eric Meyerson
Filmcritic.com
December 28, 2005
A word of warning: these leftovers are rotten.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 25, 2004
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 | Original Score: 1/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
June 10, 2003
The most embarassing movie Peter O'Toole ever graced.
| Original Score: 2/5

Film4
May 24, 2003
A disappointing Robin Williams comedy.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
Moranis and Levy get most of the laughs as a pair of geeky business partners desperately on the make for beach bunnies; Williams is saddled with a lot of soggy insult humor that doesn't really let him show his gifts.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The movie never really comes together, and I think the fault for that begins with Williams. When the star of a movie seems desperate enough to depend on one-liners, can the rest of the cast be blamed for losing confidence in the script?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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