• 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

Susan Stark
Detroit News
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Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 1/4

March 10, 2007
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

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Stick with the website.

Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

June 19, 2002
Joe Leydon
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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.

Full Review Source: Variety

October 12, 2001
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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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.

| Original Score: 0.5/5

October 12, 2001
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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Much too tired and mean-spirited to be funny.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times

October 12, 2001
Bob Graham
San Francisco Chronicle
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It's strictly for someone looking for a goof-off.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

October 12, 2001
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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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.

October 12, 2001
John Anderson
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That the acting is abysmal ... is beside the point. No one could make this stuff work.

Full Review Source: Newsday

October 12, 2001
Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
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Almost from the beginning, you're jarred by lame gags that fall horribly, embarrassingly flat.

October 12, 2001
Dave Kehr
New York Times
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A crushingly conventional mob comedy that also borrows more than a few pages from the Adam Sandler playbook.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 1/5

October 12, 2001
Miles Beller
Los Angeles Times
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With a great many contemporary comedies mistaking excess for invention and hyperactivity for dynamism, Corky Romano displays genuine heart.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 4/5

October 12, 2001
Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
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This isn't just bad. It's an abject failure whose lame nuttiness evokes bad dinner theater more than a major studio movie.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle

October 12, 2001
David Hunter
Hollywood Reporter
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A wobbly cinematic vehicle.

October 12, 2001
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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[Kattan] rewards us with the usual comic ratio -- a mild chuckle or two in 90 minutes or so.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 1.5/4

October 12, 2001
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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Introduces this sissy boy of a hero and proceeds to bland out everything that's ridiculous about him.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: F

October 12, 2001
John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
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Kattan is still a funny guy, but with movies as stupid as Corky Romano, his future as a movie star seems sketchy at best.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press

October 12, 2001
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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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 Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 0.5/4

October 12, 2001
Jay Carr
Boston Globe
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Can best be described as 86 minutes of nonstop forgettableness.

October 12, 2001
Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
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Frankly, there wouldn't have been enough shtick here to warrant an SNL skit.

Full Review Source: Mr. Showbiz

October 11, 2001
Tom Maurstad
Dallas Morning News
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All empty clichés and dead-on-arrival jokes.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News

October 11, 2001
Mike Clark
USA Today
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It's no compliment to note that with very little tinkering, Corky Romano could be a Martin Lawrence picture.

Full Review Source: USA Today

October 11, 2001
Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
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Is Corky Romano worth your time and money? Fuhgeddaboutit.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 1.5/4

October 11, 2001
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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If you don't care for [Kattan] -- or if you have no idea who he is -- the prudent move would be to steer clear.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald

October 11, 2001
James Berardinelli
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'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 Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 0.5/4

October 10, 2001
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