Kids in the Hall 'Brain Candy' Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 31, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Reader, I did not laugh.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
A quintet of Canadian TV comedians hit the cinema screen with a splat.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
April 4, 2006
| Original Score: 2/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
The Kids stopped doing their show two years ago. It's too bad that this may be what they're remembered for.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
September 1, 2002
You can see the performers/writers laboring to keep the laughs coming in stories that would have worked better as skits.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Leslie Rigoulot
Film Scouts
April 17, 2002
Kids in the Hall fans won't be disappointed, but the rest of us can only hope that these talented folks will keep trying, with better results.
Sarah Chauncey
Reel.com
June 10, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 24, 2003
A shambling disappointment.
| Original Score: 2/5
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
JoBlo
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
August 11, 2006
It was supposed to be a comedy, but it just wasn't funny. End of story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Isn't anything more than a sloppy showcase for the group's costume-changing tricks, but sometimes its sheer chutzpah can be amusing.
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
[A] shrill and slovenly opus.
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
I do get it. I just don't like it.
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Andy Seiler
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Some of this is very funny; much of it isn't.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
March 4, 2004
| Original Score: 1/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
October 1, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: F

TV Guide's Movie Guide
May 19, 2008
There are some very funny bits, but they're interspersed with long stretches of exposition that drag the whole thing down, down, down.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brandon Judell
Critics Inc./America Online
July 9, 2001
The most audacious comedy troop of the last decade has boiled down American society, thrown the hodgepodge into a colander, then hilariously eaten and excreted the gunk.
Gemma Files
eye WEEKLY
October 18, 2008

Boxoffice Magazine
October 18, 2008
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