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National Lampoon's Gold Diggers (2004)


Average Rating: 1.8/10
Reviews Counted: 44
Fresh: 0
Rotten: 44

Critics Consensus: It aspires to Farrelly-level offensiveness, but the PG-13 rating and a dearth of decent gags renders Gold Diggers tame, toothless, and dull.

Average Rating: 2/10
Reviews Counted: 16
Fresh: 0
Rotten: 16

Critics Consensus: It aspires to Farrelly-level offensiveness, but the PG-13 rating and a dearth of decent gags renders Gold Diggers tame, toothless, and dull.


Average Rating: 2.4/5
User Ratings: 6,569


Movie Info

American independent filmmaker Gary Preisler makes his film debut as a writer/director with the black comedy National Lampoon's Gold Diggers. Twentysomethings Calvin Menhoffer (Will Friedle) and Leonard Smallwood (Chris Owen) get arrested for the robbery of two sixtysomething women, Doris (Louise Lasser) and Betty (Renee Taylor). The ladies decide to drop the charges and invite the crooks to their space-age mod Beverly Hills mansion. Cal and Lenny come up with a plan to marry the women for their … More

PG-13 (adult situations/language, nudity, sex)
Directed By:
Written By:
Gary Preisler
In Theaters:
Mar 29, 2005
Box Office:
MGM Home Entertainment - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for National Lampoon's Gold Diggers

All Critics (45) | Top Critics (16) | Fresh (0) | Rotten (44) | DVD (9)

By turns pointless and pointlessly mean-spirited.

Full Review… | March 31, 2009
Top Critic

The single punch line that sparks genuine laughter comes three minutes into the film; after that, these marriages are made in comedy hell.

Full Review… | August 16, 2007
Time Out New York
Top Critic

Nothing's quite so painful as failed comedy, and this atrocity is equivalent to a compound fracture.

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

This is the spectacularly inept directing debut of writer-producer Gary Priesler, who is said to have 12 other movies in development. God help us.

September 20, 2004
New York Post
Top Critic

So stupefyingly hideous that after watching it, you'll need to bathe in 10 gallons of disinfectant, get a full-body scrub and shampoo with vinegar to remove the scummy residue that remains.

Full Review… | September 17, 2004
Washington Post
Top Critic

Don't waste your money. Please. Spare our culture some last semblance of dignity by ignoring National Lampoon's Gold Diggers altogether.

Full Review… | September 17, 2004
Seattle Times
Top Critic

There's bad, there's unwatchable, and then there's National Lampoon.

Full Review… | March 29, 2005

Truly this is one of the most off-putting, unpleasant and earth-shatteringly unfunny "comedies" I've ever seen.

Full Review… | March 29, 2005
DVD Clinic

...shockingly unfunny...

Full Review… | March 25, 2005
Reel Film Reviews

If you watch this movie, you are an idiot

Full Review… | March 17, 2005

Para descrever este filme, vou usar um eufemismo: lixo.

February 9, 2005
Cinema em Cena

Taking a trip to the retirement village and clipping grandma's toenails might be more pleasant that watching this film.

Full Review… | December 19, 2004

Apprently, even gross-out comedy requires some delicacy.

Full Review… | October 28, 2004
Las Vegas Mercury

This is a lowbrow, low-budget homage to the Farrelly brothers -- and a pretty poor one at that.

Full Review… | September 25, 2004
Boston Phoenix

Really, words can't convey how horrible this atrocity is. Nobody involved should ever be allowed near a studio again.

Full Review… | September 23, 2004
New Times

As abysmal as the film's concept is, the execution is unimaginably worse, a stomach-turning orgy of greed, lust, and sordid desperation...

Full Review… | September 22, 2004
Flick Filosopher

So incredibly bad and astoundingly wrong-headed that it gets a star for its uncanny ability to make the viewer stare at the screen in glassy-eyed, open-mouthed wonderment.

Full Review… | September 22, 2004
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Please, Louise -- next time, less sleaze.

Full Review… | September 20, 2004
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

Writer-director Gary Preisler just plods through lame grossout jokes (most of them neutered to get a PG-13) that turn 87 minutes into an eternity.

Full Review… | September 20, 2004
Salt Lake Tribune

By the 30-minute mark, I was praying for the sweet release of death.

Full Review… | September 20, 2004

You'll have already snuck into another theater, if you know what's good for you.

Full Review… | September 18, 2004
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