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Vegas Vacation Reviews

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Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
May 26, 2012
Despite Chevy Chase's decent effort trying to revive the Griswold franchise, VEGAS VACATION is just a big disappointment. This one could have just premiered on TV, as it resembles that sort of mediocrity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Renee Schonfeld
Common Sense Media
December 14, 2010
Lame National Lampoon with usual innuendo, drinking.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Blake French
August 2, 2009
...the Griswolds bring down the house.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5

TV Guide's Movie Guide
July 21, 2009
It's a bad sign when National Lampoon wants its name out of the title.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
July 21, 2009
The subplots involving D'Angelo and Newton and Ethan Embry -- the Griswolds' son, who can't stop winning -- have their charms.
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Todd McCarthy
March 26, 2009
A tepid fourth entry in the popular 1980s series that is decidedly showing its age.
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 6, 2005
The fourth and weakest trip with the hapless Griswolds.
| Original Score: 2/5
Martin Scribbs
Low IQ Canadian
July 5, 2004
A high colonic for the brain.
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
September 21, 2003
Stay home!
| Original Score: 1/5
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Bruce Walker
Washington Post
January 22, 2002
I'll lay you 3-to-1 odds that by the end of this flick even fans will be thinking that this wasn't a trip worth taking.
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Jack Mathews
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
There is nothing more memorable about Vegas Vacation than the flatness of the writing in Elisa Bell's script and the uninspired direction of first-timer Stephen Kessler.
Scott Renshaw
January 1, 2000
It's simply so lacking in attempts at humor that Chase might have had a better chance at coming up with a winner playing a slot machine.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
Why, if [Chevy] Chase is such a funny guy, does he make such unfunny movies?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The film's only life is provided by Randy Quaid, back as Ellen's redneck cousin.

Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
It's not really awful - it's just dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
January 1, 2000
The central idea of the series -- even normal families aren't normal -- apparently isn't completely exhausted yet. I'm surprised at how much I liked this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Full of jokes that fall flat.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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John Hartl
January 1, 2000
The first half hour in particular is clogged with wheezing routines that appear to have no punchlines.
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Sean P. Means
January 1, 2000
Chase unrolls his tired collection of mugs and stumbles, while some truly funny performers - particularly Sid Caesar and the usually reliable Wallace Shawn - are wasted in do-nothing roles.
Pat Kramer
Boxoffice Magazine
January 1, 2000
So far from funny it's actually painful to sit through.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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