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Corky Romano

Corky Romano (2001)



Average Rating: 2.8/10
Reviews Counted: 83
Fresh: 5 | Rotten: 78

Corky Romano continues the trend of bad movies featuring SNL members. The jokes are tired and unfunny, and the slapstick feels forced.


Average Rating: 2.5/10
Critic Reviews: 25
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 24

Corky Romano continues the trend of bad movies featuring SNL members. The jokes are tired and unfunny, and the slapstick feels forced.



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Saturday Night Live cast member Chris Kattan stars in this mob comedy as Corky Romano, a veterinarian with a penchant for pop music from the '80s. As a youth, Corky was kicked out of his Mafia-connected family for being an oddball. Now his long-lost father (Peter Falk) has been indicted and needs Corky to infiltrate the FBI and steal the government's evidence against him. Corky is willing to aid the relatives who so long ago turned their backs on him, but his brothers go overboard when



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May 14, 2002


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Unlike the pathetic protagonists of many a smart dumb comedy, Corky never becomes sympathetic, and without this fundamental irony the movie doesn't have a leg to stand on.

February 28, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
Chicago Reader
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Stick with the website.

June 19, 2002 Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Ever hear about the guy who liked to pummel his head with a sledgehammer, because it felt so good when he stopped? Maybe the same fellow would appreciate Corky Romano.

October 12, 2001 Full Review Source: Variety
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It's depressing enough to sit through an unfunny comedy, but it's worse to watch Falk, Penn and Berg having to earn a living like this.

October 12, 2001
Washington Post
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Much too tired and mean-spirited to be funny.

October 12, 2001 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
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It's strictly for someone looking for a goof-off.

October 12, 2001 Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Eighth rate tired, unimaginative mob comedy.

December 22, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Although Corky Romano is not based on a Saturday Night Live sketch, it is still as dismal.

May 30, 2003 Full Review
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Unfortunately, keeping Kattan in the forefront is also one of the main problems with the film.

March 28, 2003 Full Review Source:

Chris Kattan should have been in silent comedy. He has the Silly Putty face of those old slapstick stars, and a sing-song, splitting-headache vox box that would have played much better in the silents.

March 10, 2003 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

Somebody, somewhere, actually believed in this dreck.

February 8, 2003 Full Review Source: Film Quips Online
Film Quips Online Townes Van Zandt sang, "Living's mostly wastin' time" anyway.

October 30, 2002 Full Review
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Will somebody please offer Peter Falk a decent role? This 'crotchety old geezer' gig is getting tiresome.

October 21, 2002 Full Review Source: San Diego Metropolitan
San Diego Metropolitan

Very, very bad.

October 17, 2002 Full Review Source: Film Snobs
Film Snobs

...the majority of the jokes are obvious and crude.

October 5, 2002 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

Astonishingly unoriginal, unevenly paced and often just plain dumb, this is one comedy that could easily be reclassified as a tragedy -- particularly for Kattan.

August 17, 2002 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
Urban Cinefile

...his new FBI name is Corky Pissant, pronounced just the way it sounds, and the rest of the humor in the movie doesn't get any better.

June 10, 2002
Movie Metropolis

...has a wacky side, but the wackiness does not tread outside the boundaries of the story.

April 16, 2002

The film is merely a myopic footnote that cannot match its own nonsensical raucous tone.

March 4, 2002 Full Review Source: Movie Eye
Movie Eye

There's a difference between showmanship and showing off, and Kattan has not yet learned that.

February 26, 2002 Full Review Source: Mark Reviews Movies
Mark Reviews Movies

It's surprising some of the silliness actually elicits laughter. Not terribly surprising, however, is that there's not enough of that laughter.

January 3, 2002 Full Review Source:

How can you describe a movie that fails so completely in every possible way, its mere existence leaves you flummoxed?

December 9, 2001 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Don't see this if you respect anyone in the cast or comedy in general.

November 4, 2001 Full Review Source: Blunt Review
Blunt Review

From exposition to denouement, Corky Romano is paint-by-numbers filmmaking of the highest (or lowest) order.

October 21, 2001 Full Review Source: PopMatters

Audience Reviews for Corky Romano

An unfunny "comedy" movie.
July 4, 2012
Lucas Martins

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In terms of a bad comedy, Corky Romano is one of the worst films that you can watch. Poorly written acted and directed, this is one of those films that never should have been made in the first place. This is a film that is stupid, so bad that you cannot believe your eyes. This film is definitely not worth your time, and if you're looking for something good here, you won't find it. This is a failure as a comedy, one that is definitely not funny, but more stupid. There is nothing funny here, and the comedy is horrible. Corky Romano has an awful cast that really don't know how to create effectively funny material. The film just isn't interesting or fun to watch. I found it dull and boring and a total waste of time. If you're looking for something funny, you'll only find bad gags that are poorly executed. This is a bad film with a bad lead actor that has always delivered a mediocre performance. Chris Kattan is a horrible comic, and can't act whatsoever. I think that this is one of the worst comedies that I have seen in quite some time and it just doesn't work because the script is so poorly constructed that it makes you wonder how they succeeded in making this film. The film awful, not worth the time to watch and the cast are bad here. They simply don't have what it takes to deliver the laughs. Corky Romano is one of the most uninspired comedies that I've seen, and it just fails from start to finish.
July 1, 2012
Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

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i seriously dont know why i own this movie
August 5, 2009

Super Reviewer

Haha so bad its funny.
May 21, 2008
Lenny Muggsy

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    1. Peter Romano: Paulie, come on already.
    2. Paulie Romano: Shut up!
    – Submitted by Derek R (2 years ago)
    1. Corky Romano: I should buy a boat!
    – Submitted by Emily C (3 years ago)
    1. Brick Davis: What? I can't call you Howard because I'm not part of the Groovy Tie Squad?
    – Submitted by Emily C (3 years ago)
    1. Corky Romano: "Bad dogs aren't born...they're made"
    – Submitted by Emily C (3 years ago)
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