The Master of Disguise (2002)

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Critic Consensus: An ill-concieved attempt to utilize Dana Carvey's talent for mimicry, The Master of Disguise is an irritating, witless farce weighted down by sophomoric gags.


Movie Info

Dana Carvey ventures into the world of PG-rated, family-oriented entertainment as star and co-writer of this light adventure comedy, which requires the actor to assume more than three dozen different identities. Carvey's primary role in Master of Disguise, however, is that of Pistachio Disguisey, an ordinary waiter with a hidden, mostly untapped talent for transforming himself into any persona he wishes. When his kindly parents, Mama (Edie McClurg) and Frabbrizio (James Brolin), are kidnapped by … More

Rating: PG (for mild language and some crude humor)
Genre: Comedy, Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: Dana Carvey, Harris Goldberg
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 28, 2003
Box Office: $40.3M
Runtime:
Columbia Pictures - Official Site

Cast


as Pistachio Disguisey

as Jennifer Baker

as Grandfather

as Frabbrizio Disguisey

as Devlin Bowman

as Mother

as Barney

as Texas Man

as Texas Wife

as Herself

as Cigar Maker

as Himself

as White Collar Executi...

as Henchman

as Henchman

as Security Guard

as Security Guard

as Abe Lincoln

as Appraiser

as Young Pistachio

as Young Pistachio

as Doorman

as Interview Woman

as Businessman

as Businessman

as Liberty Bell Securit...

as Art Dealer

as Ninja Warrior

as Ninja Warrior

as Mongolian Elder

as Mongolian

as German Businessman

as German Businesswoman

as Another German

as Waitress

as Chemistry Teacher

as Captain America Kid

as Captain America Kid

as Captain America Kid

as Captain America Kid

as Female Partygoer

as Housekeeper

as Boxing Dummy

as Italian Officer

as Big Bottom Girl

as Big Bottom Girl

as Big Bottom Girl

as Big Bottom Girl

as Group Dancer

as Group Dancer

as Group Dancer

as Group Dancer

as Group Dancer

as Group Dancer

as Group Dancer

as Sophia
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Critic Reviews for The Master of Disguise

All Critics (103) | Top Critics (32)

A film about as funny as a seeping wound.

Full Review… | May 29, 2013
AV Club
Top Critic

Such a sad irony that Dana Carvey, who's made his name bringing celebrities to life with uncanny impersonations, should make such a lifeless movie based on characters of his own creation.

Full Review… | May 29, 2013
Associated Press
Top Critic

George W. Bush in the flesh would have been much funnier than this movie's impersonation.

Full Review… | January 5, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

There follows a fusillade of farts, dud sight gags and inconsequential butt jokes.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

While some of the make-up effects are mildly diverting (Carvey disguises himself as a turtle and a cherry pie), they hardly make up for the lame screenplay, barely coherent plot and increasingly desperate mugging.

Full Review… | May 2, 2014
Radio Times

If Carvey's looking for a comeback, then playing a cloying dimwit with an annoying accent isn't the place to start.

Full Review… | May 29, 2013
Total Film

Audience Reviews for The Master of Disguise

The Master of Disguise is really the master. He use the disguise of a funny movie, but is just a sad way to lose time. Rotten.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

Yeah. No. Full review later.

TomBowler
Thomas Bowler

Super Reviewer

½

It had his moments, but overall fails as a comedy.

Grade: C-

CreedsDelight
Matt Goodman

Super Reviewer

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