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Vegas Vacation Reviews

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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.
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Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times
May 20, 2003
To the legions who have returned as losers from the glitzy playgrounds of the Nevada desert can now be added the people responsible for Vegas Vacation.
Full Review | 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.
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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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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Full of jokes that fall flat.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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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.
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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.
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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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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Retracing overly traveled roads.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4