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National Lampoon's Gold Diggers (2004)

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

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

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Average Rating: 2/10
Critic Reviews: 16
Fresh: 0 | Rotten: 16

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

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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

PG-13,

Comedy

Gary Preisler

Mar 29, 2005

$0.4M

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By turns pointless and pointlessly mean-spirited.

March 31, 2009 Full Review Source: Variety
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The single punch line that sparks genuine laughter comes three minutes into the film; after that, these marriages are made in comedy hell.

August 16, 2007 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
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Nothing's quite so painful as failed comedy, and this atrocity is equivalent to a compound fracture.

January 5, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Reader
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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
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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.

September 17, 2004 Full Review Source: Washington Post
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Don't waste your money. Please. Spare our culture some last semblance of dignity by ignoring National Lampoon's Gold Diggers altogether.

September 17, 2004 Full Review Source: Seattle Times
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There's bad, there's unwatchable, and then there's National Lampoon.

March 29, 2005 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

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

March 29, 2005 Full Review Source: DVD Clinic
DVD Clinic

...shockingly unfunny...

March 25, 2005 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

If you watch this movie, you are an idiot

March 17, 2005 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Comments (2)
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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.

December 19, 2004 Full Review Source: Zap2it.com
Zap2it.com

Apprently, even gross-out comedy requires some delicacy.

October 28, 2004 Full Review Source: Las Vegas Mercury
Las Vegas Mercury

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

September 25, 2004 Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix
Boston Phoenix

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

September 23, 2004 Full Review Source: New Times
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...

September 22, 2004 Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher
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.

September 22, 2004 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Please, Louise -- next time, less sleaze.

September 20, 2004 Full Review
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.

September 20, 2004 Full Review Source: Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake Tribune

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

September 20, 2004 Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com
EricDSnider.com

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

September 18, 2004 Full Review Source: E! Online
E! Online

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