• R, 1 hr. 38 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Harold Ramis
    In Theaters:
    Jul 29, 1983 Wide
    On DVD:
    Aug 27, 1997
  • Warner Bros. Pictures

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National Lampoon's Vacation Reviews

Variety Staff
Variety
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National Lampoon's Vacation is an enjoyable trip through familiar comedy landscapes.

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May 7, 2008
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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Despite plenty of gross-out gags and dumb slapstick bits, the careful viewer can occasionally detect some acrid and original satire in this 1983 film.

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May 7, 2008
Richard Rayner
Time Out
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The result is not so much a comedy about American values as a 2,500 mile skid on a banana skin. The visual gags come thick and fast, and are about as subtly signposted as the exit markers on a freeway.

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June 24, 2006
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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The result is a confident humor and throwaway style that helps sustain the laughs -- of which there are quite a few.

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August 30, 2004
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