Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo Reviews

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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
August 16, 2007
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
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AV Club
September 26, 2005
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James Crawford
Village Voice
August 16, 2005
It's an unimaginative, mean-spirited gross-out that forgot to bring the funny.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
August 15, 2005
Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo is the cinematic equivalent of a bunch of 13-year-old boys in a locker room, repeating dirty phrases they've just learned.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 13, 2005
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
August 12, 2005
At times, European Gigolo feels more like an international incident than a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
August 12, 2005
Along the way, you pray we've finally reached the nadir of gross-out movies; that it's all uphill from here.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Peter Debruge
Miami Herald
August 12, 2005
Rob Schneider's shtick still amounts to little more than shameless self-deprecation. It's as though he'll do anything for a laugh -- except elevate the humor itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
August 12, 2005
Least imaginative of all -- the TV-commercial director they hired to film it. Yeah, his name is Bigelow, Mike Bigelow. That must have been a real knee-slapper of a meeting.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
August 12, 2005
There is something to be said for the uncompromising idiocy of the film, but that something is unprintable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
August 12, 2005
A happily idiotic sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ned Martel
New York Times
August 12, 2005
In his 1999 debut, Deuce Bigalow emerged as a shameless beach bum, driving a clunker in a land of Porsche Cayennes, cleaning the scum from the fish tanks of the rich and famous.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
August 12, 2005
Vile and laughless.
| Original Score: 0/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
August 12, 2005
Jokes that were barely funny the first time around -- like Griffin's endlessly resourceful terminology for male prostitutes and their anatomy -- now feel as tired as Deuce after a heavily booked weekend.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
August 12, 2005
What is most annoying is the sequel's capability of inducing laughter even as one hates oneself for so easily succumbing to the total silliness of it all.
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Jason Anderson
Globe and Mail
August 12, 2005
Schneider has little to offer as a leading man besides a goofy grin and a willingness to be sprayed with bodily fluids.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
August 12, 2005
Just call it Hustle and Low.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
August 12, 2005
It's good to know someone can still make a good stupid movie, a movie that knows how to laugh at itself instead of merely catering to mankind's lowest instincts.
| Original Score: B
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Vic Vogler
Denver Post
August 12, 2005
Schneider, who co-wrote the script, has succeeded in making a film that's nearly review-proof: Most of the dialogue -- packed with names for fictitious sex acts and the gigolos who perfect them -- is unrepeatable in a newspaper.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Janice Page
Boston Globe
August 12, 2005
Sorry, Deuce fans, but Schneider's faux-sexy alter ego is back with a thud, not a bang.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
August 11, 2005
All he has left of her is a prosthetic leg, which he totes around devotedly. Yes, that's the kind of inane humor we're dealing with. But, amazingly, amidst the smutty silliness, there are some laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
August 11, 2005
Director Mike Bigelow maintains a mercifully swift pace, and while the film's humor is deliberately as crass as humanly possible, it is not truly mean-spirited, even though Amsterdam is depicted as a modern-day Sodom and Gomorrah.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
August 11, 2005
With this latest exercise in cynicism, however, it's not Deuce's satisfied clientele, but the audience, that gets the shaft.
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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
August 11, 2005
There's nothing wrong with stupid, gross-out humor if it's funny. But if it's not funny, all you're left with is stupid and gross.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
August 11, 2005
Schneider, one of the luckier of all Saturday Night Live alums who now make millions in the movies, may well be a fine fellow and excellent company on the set, but on screen he's blank affability incarnate.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
August 11, 2005
Lest someone cry 'pompous puritan,' let's quickly state that irreverence is often at the heart of inspired comedy. But this flick's flamboyant political incorrectness is more malicious than mischievous.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
August 11, 2005
It would be best appreciated by (a) children of blind, castrated, hearing-impaired Hollywood executives suffering from Tourette's syndrome and arrested development, (b) comic actor-writers who look like Richard Simmons.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Robert Koehler
Variety
August 11, 2005
Rude, crude and, uh, cosmopolitan, Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo waves the flag for R-rated politically incorrect studio comedy but doesn't top the laugh ratio of the first Deuce misadventure.
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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
August 11, 2005
One of those sequels that seem to have been made less out of inspiration than because the right co-production deal came along.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
August 11, 2005
Aggressively bad, as if it wants to cause suffering to the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Scott Brown
Entertainment Weekly
August 10, 2005
The world thanks you, Rob Schneider.
Full Review | Original Score: C+