Tommy Boy Reviews

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
August 5, 2013
re-do it as a 10-15 minute motivational tape as a seminar for business and sales people
Full Review | Original Score: C
Alex Orner
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Raunchy, funny, and not for younger kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
December 26, 2008
Farley and Spade have a definite chemistry, and they do their best to pick up the slack. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

Empire Magazine
May 6, 2008
Against the odds of a feeble script and uninspired direction the duo do, in fact, grow on you, and there are a smattering of silly laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Film4
May 6, 2008
Inane and tasteless comedy of obesity and incompetence.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
May 6, 2008
If this pairing sounds like movie magic to you, we're sure you'll love the picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Brian Lowry
Variety
May 6, 2008
Stupid is apparently in.
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
It's some indication of the wit involved that Farley is reduced to cracking fat jokes at his own expense.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
October 6, 2005
...Spade and Farley are so good together...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rory L. Aronsky
Film Threat
August 28, 2005
There's nothing to grasp, nothing that gives off that good feeling of enjoying a comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Scott Weinberg
DVDTalk.com
August 20, 2005
It's not high art -- but it IS pretty damn funny, and sometimes that's more than good enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Don Willmott
Filmcritic.com
June 9, 2005
Tommy Boy unspools just as you expect it to, and the comedy is as unrewarding as the story
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 11, 2003
Passably funny star vehicle. Nothing great.
| Original Score: 3/5
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
May 22, 2003
A bone-headed farce that embraces its banality with sheer jubilation. Farley and Spade bring their inspired and nutty SNL antics to frenzied form.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Caryn James
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The most peculiar aspect of the movie is that some of it is played straight.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
May 10, 2003
The late Chris Farley's funniest work
| Original Score: 4/5
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
David Spade and Chris Farley made a fine comedic team.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dan Marcucci and Nancy Serougi
Broomfield Enterprise
September 17, 2002
Chris Farely at his best.
| Original Score: 5/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
August 2, 2002
Astounding for its number of effective gags, and it is a comedy that loses nothing on repeat viewings.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 13, 2001
Tommy Boy is a good belly laugh of a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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