Shakes the Clown (1992)
Average Rating: 4.4/10
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Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 12
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This black comedy chronicles the fall of one of the world's most unlovable clowns as he plies his trade and tries to survive in Palukaville a town where everyone is more or less a Bozo. Shakes loves women and more than that, he loves his booze. Like many of his painted peers, ol' Shakes likes to hang out at The Twisted Balloon, the favorite local pub where he hoists a few, beats up on mimes (the lowest caste in Palukaville) and causes trouble with his girl friend Judy, a woman who cannot say the
Jan 1, 1992 Wide
Apr 4, 2000
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
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Shakes the Clown has been photographed as poorly as it was conceived.
The movie plays like a series of scene outlines -- ideas for how the movie should progress -- that needed more writing and revision before the actors were called in.
A bizarre comedy that stretches its central gimmick thinner than watered-down carnival taffy.
Great idea for a tasteless short, but not enough for a feature.
The tagline is true - and so are the rumors.
When it works, it's uniquely funny. When it doesn't, it's uniquely bad.
Sporadically, but hilariously, funny. Goldthwait is great as the alcoholic, mime-hatin' clown.
A must-see for clown haters.
Shake this one back into the film can and let it rot there.
Shakes the Clown is sick but whether it's a joke is a matter of taste. And this film is about as tasteless as they come.
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