| Original Score: 1/4
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.
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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.
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.
| Original Score: 0.5/5
Much too tired and mean-spirited to be funny.
It's strictly for someone looking for a goof-off.
Stands out as the stiff of the season, a comedy that isn't remotely as funny as its daft and Duran Duranny TV ads would have us hope.
That the acting is abysmal ... is beside the point. No one could make this stuff work.
Almost from the beginning, you're jarred by lame gags that fall horribly, embarrassingly flat.
A crushingly conventional mob comedy that also borrows more than a few pages from the Adam Sandler playbook.
| Original Score: 1/5
With a great many contemporary comedies mistaking excess for invention and hyperactivity for dynamism, Corky Romano displays genuine heart.
| Original Score: 4/5
This isn't just bad. It's an abject failure whose lame nuttiness evokes bad dinner theater more than a major studio movie.
A wobbly cinematic vehicle.
[Kattan] rewards us with the usual comic ratio -- a mild chuckle or two in 90 minutes or so.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Introduces this sissy boy of a hero and proceeds to bland out everything that's ridiculous about him.
| Original Score: F
Kattan is still a funny guy, but with movies as stupid as Corky Romano, his future as a movie star seems sketchy at best.
The concept is exhausted, the ideas are tired, the physical gags are routine, the story is labored, the actors look like they can barely contain their doubts about the project.
| Original Score: 0.5/4
Can best be described as 86 minutes of nonstop forgettableness.
Frankly, there wouldn't have been enough shtick here to warrant an SNL skit.
All empty clichés and dead-on-arrival jokes.
It's no compliment to note that with very little tinkering, Corky Romano could be a Martin Lawrence picture.
Is Corky Romano worth your time and money? Fuhgeddaboutit.
If you don't care for [Kattan] -- or if you have no idea who he is -- the prudent move would be to steer clear.
'I survived Corky' tee-shirts should be given out to everyone who stays until the end credits roll and can provide proof that they didn't take the easy way out of napping.