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Pauly Shore is Dead (2003)

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Release Date: Mar 11, 2003 Wide

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Can death be a good career move? The star of Bio-Dome, Jury Duty, and In the Army Now decides to find out in this satirical comedy. Pauly Shore (playing himself) takes a role on a new situation comedy series for FOX TV after a string of awful movies puts paid to his film career, but when the show is axed at the last moment, Shore finds himself flat broke and unable to find work in Hollywood. At the end of his rope, one night Shore is visited by the ghost of comic Sam Kinison, who suggests that

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Key revelation is that Shore is a bitter, unpleasant, petty, humourless little man--and that his stoned weasel song and dance isn't doing that great a job of hiding it.

March 11, 2005 Full Review Source: Film Freak Central
Film Freak Central

Pauly Shore is dead... In your dreams, bud-dee!

January 25, 2005 Full Review Source: Fantastica Daily
Fantastica Daily

the single joke wears paper-thin over its 80 mercifully short minutes

January 16, 2005 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

...the movie turns into a game of spot the cameo more than anything else.

January 5, 2005 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

Will probably matter only slightly to Shore's fans, but this patchy film will hardly deliver Shore the crossover breakout he so sorely desires nor the admiration due a talented film auteur.

October 24, 2004 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

While it is indeed pretty funny, the darkness got lost somewhere in the shuffle.

October 5, 2004 Full Review Source: CinemaBlend.com
CinemaBlend.com

Shore's contempt extends well beyond himself to tar his fans and just about anyone who might be in the audience.

October 1, 2004
TV Guide's Movie Guide

It works as a throwaway joke -- occasionally funny and often shamelessly tasteless. And it also helps if you like Shore.

September 17, 2004 Full Review Source: Sacramento Bee
Sacramento Bee

A very funny, blatantly satirical and insolently honest look into the life of the former it boy.

September 7, 2004 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

A delightful surprise that'll raise as many questions as it does bust guts.A very funny, blatantly satirical and insolently honest look into the life of the former it boy

February 4, 2004
Moviehole

Perhaps this will be the calling card that welcomes Shore back to fold... or maybe it's just a suitable farewell.

January 6, 2004 Full Review Source: Film Threat
Film Threat

While catching a Pauly Shore movie might rank somewhere slightly below self-tracheotomy on the To-Do lists of most people, I'm about to tell you something quietly shocking -- this is actually one of the funnier movies I've seen in a while.

March 26, 2003 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
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Audience Reviews for Pauly Shore is Dead

Decent mockumentary on forgotten actor Pauly Shore where he spoofs himself, this is a pretty original film, and considering that Shore is so-so, this is actually a pretty original idea for a film. This film is imperfect and has many flaws, but I'm somehow found it enjoyable. If you're familiar with Pauly Shore, you'll know he's always had one trick up his sleeve, and people got fed up rather quickly with him. I enjoyed Son in Law and Encino Man, but the rest of his films were bad to mediocre, using the same tired out joke that made Shore popular. Pauly Shore fans will enjoy this film, and I'll admit, I liked the film, and I thought it was really original, but it fell short on its potential of what it could have been. The jokes are decent, and never anything good, however it did make me smile at how stupid this film was. You got to give Pauly Shore props, he was able to make fun of himself in quite the manner, and he was able to pull off something, better than most of his early films combined. This is worth seeing if you like his work. I liked two films of his, and basically gave up on the guy after In the Army Now and Bio Dome. This film manages to be funnier than his later films, and it's a pretty decent try at a mockumentary, even if it's nothing ever good. Pauly Shore fans should definitely check this film out and they're sure to love this as much as his other films, but for viewers who hate the Weasel, they may want to skip this one altogether.
July 6, 2012
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three stars
July 20, 2011
YodaMasterJedi
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Painfully unfunny. I actually like Pauly Shore, but this film is bulls***! The successful joke ratio here is about one in a hundred, and I'm not even exaggerating.

Man, this film actually made me forget that films can actually be funny! Just avoid this... PLEASE!
July 26, 2010
YLOWBSTARDreturns

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I have beef with this movie because it killed our TV. We had a TV/VCR combo and the tape wouldnt eject. And once I pried it out of the VCR, the TV kept thinking there was a tape, so it would "rewind" and then turn off everytime we turned it on. I couldn't really tell you anything about the movie actually.
July 6, 2009
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