• PG-13, 1 hr. 25 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Rob Pritts
    In Theaters:
    Oct 12, 2001 Wide
    On DVD:
    May 14, 2002
  • Buena Vista Pictures


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Corky Romano Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Eighth rate tired, unimaginative mob comedy.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 2/5

December 22, 2010
Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
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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.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

February 28, 2007
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

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

Full Review | Original Score: 1/4

May 30, 2003
Kit Bowen

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

Full Review Source: Hollywood.com | Original Score: 2/5

March 28, 2003
Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle

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.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 0.5/5

March 10, 2003
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online

Somebody, somewhere, actually believed in this dreck.

Full Review Source: Film Quips Online | Original Score: 1/5

February 8, 2003
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...as Townes Van Zandt sang, "Living's mostly wastin' time" anyway.

Full Review | Original Score: D

October 30, 2002
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan

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

Full Review Source: San Diego Metropolitan

October 21, 2002
Stephen Himes
Film Snobs

Very, very bad.

Full Review Source: Film Snobs

October 17, 2002
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

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

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

October 5, 2002
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

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

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

August 17, 2002

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Stick with the website.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

June 19, 2002
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...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.

| Original Score: 3/10

June 10, 2002
Blake French

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

| Original Score: 2/4

April 16, 2002
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye

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

Full Review Source: Movie Eye | Original Score: 1.5/4

March 4, 2002
Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies

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

Full Review Source: Mark Reviews Movies | Original Score: 0.5/4

February 26, 2002
Michael Dequina

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

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 2/4

January 3, 2002
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International

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

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

December 9, 2001
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review

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

Full Review Source: Blunt Review | Original Score: 0.5/4

November 4, 2001
Kevin Devine

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

Full Review Source: PopMatters

October 21, 2001
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