Tommy Boy Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 23, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The movie is an assembly of cliches and obligatory scenes from dozens of other movies, all its better.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Don Willmott
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
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
Top Critic
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
As a sketch for a Saturday Night Live show, it would have been a tour de force. But as part of this rather unimaginative movie, it's just a bit with a burning desk.
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
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
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Brian Lowry
May 6, 2008
Stupid is apparently in.
John Esther
Pasadena Weekly
August 21, 2003
| Original Score: 0/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 7, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
April 30, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
Blake French
July 28, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
It all falls to Farley, who plays a good bonehead but isn't quite ready for prime time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
This Tommy Boy is no pinball wizard, but you may leave the theatre wishing that the character were at least deaf, dumb, and blind.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
This is predictable and very silly stuff, but there are some solid laughs.
Top Critic
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
Emanuel Levy
July 26, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: C
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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.

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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