Corky Romano Reviews

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Susan Stark
Detroit News
March 10, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
February 28, 2007
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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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 19, 2002
Stick with the website.
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Joe Leydon
Variety
October 12, 2001
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.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
October 12, 2001
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
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
October 12, 2001
Much too tired and mean-spirited to be funny.
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Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
October 12, 2001
It's strictly for someone looking for a goof-off.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
October 12, 2001
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.
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John Anderson
Newsday
October 12, 2001
That the acting is abysmal ... is beside the point. No one could make this stuff work.
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
October 12, 2001
Almost from the beginning, you're jarred by lame gags that fall horribly, embarrassingly flat.
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Dave Kehr
New York Times
October 12, 2001
A crushingly conventional mob comedy that also borrows more than a few pages from the Adam Sandler playbook.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Miles Beller
Los Angeles Times
October 12, 2001
With a great many contemporary comedies mistaking excess for invention and hyperactivity for dynamism, Corky Romano displays genuine heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
October 12, 2001
This isn't just bad. It's an abject failure whose lame nuttiness evokes bad dinner theater more than a major studio movie.
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David Hunter
Hollywood Reporter
October 12, 2001
A wobbly cinematic vehicle.
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
October 12, 2001
[Kattan] rewards us with the usual comic ratio -- a mild chuckle or two in 90 minutes or so.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
October 12, 2001
Introduces this sissy boy of a hero and proceeds to bland out everything that's ridiculous about him.
Full Review | Original Score: F
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
October 12, 2001
Kattan is still a funny guy, but with movies as stupid as Corky Romano, his future as a movie star seems sketchy at best.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 12, 2001
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
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Jay Carr
Boston Globe
October 12, 2001
Can best be described as 86 minutes of nonstop forgettableness.
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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
October 11, 2001
Frankly, there wouldn't have been enough shtick here to warrant an SNL skit.
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Tom Maurstad
Dallas Morning News
October 11, 2001
All empty clichés and dead-on-arrival jokes.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
October 11, 2001
It's no compliment to note that with very little tinkering, Corky Romano could be a Martin Lawrence picture.
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Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
October 11, 2001
Is Corky Romano worth your time and money? Fuhgeddaboutit.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
October 11, 2001
If you don't care for [Kattan] -- or if you have no idea who he is -- the prudent move would be to steer clear.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
October 10, 2001
'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.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4