Crazy on the Outside Reviews

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A.O. Scott
At the Movies
January 25, 2010
I just get bored thinking about it.
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Michael Phillips
At the Movies
January 25, 2010
Terrible, terrible.
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
January 22, 2010
Allen's forced approach to Judd Pillot and John Peaslee's Screenwriting 101-style script has merely left everyone floating on their own.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
January 14, 2010
Allen screws up his directing debut with a script that smothers his wit in a blanket of bland.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
January 14, 2010
Tim Allen's directorial debut, a strained comedy drama about an ex-con trying to go straight, isn't nearly crazy enough.
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Aaron Hillis
L.A. Weekly
January 14, 2010
We get charmless hack work from two sitcom writers, a phoned-in ensemble, and for Allen a vanity role that could certainly be called criminal.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 13, 2010
Each actor appears to have received the script to a different movie, while Allen adds his own directorial touch of sexual vulgarity.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
January 13, 2010
You'd think that getting Allen, Sigourney Weaver, J.K. Simmons, Kelsey Grammer, Jeanne Tripplehorn and Ray Liotta together for a comedy would be at the least intriguing, but as it turns out, not so much.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Joe Leydon
Variety
January 11, 2010
Looking and sounding like a second-tier '80s made-for-cabler, Crazy on the Outside is the sort of bland trifle one might watch to kill time during an extended flight.
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Tom Long
Detroit News
January 8, 2010
Crazy is just too tame for his own good.
Full Review | Original Score: C