Wild Hogs Reviews

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Roger Moore
Dallas Morning News
May 28, 2007
This could have been a City Slickers on cycles. But it's an incredibly lazy movie, from the on-the-nose casting to the soundtrack ('70s vintage road rock) to the script to the scouting of locations.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Derek Adams
Time Out
April 12, 2007
Petrol-headed fifty-somethings into Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Allman Brothers will probably relate to some of the funnier scenes. The rest, including pre-teens, are advised to avoid it like el plago.
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
March 10, 2007
This collection of gags on male menopause, genuinely offensive gay-cop jokes and bumper-sticker life lessons is beyond intolerable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/6
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
March 5, 2007
It's bland and forgettable; it'll probably do okay when it plays on a plane.
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
March 3, 2007
Wild Hogs really doesn't spend much time on the road. Good thing, too, because after the guys are found sleeping side-by-side and skinny-dipping together, the writers must have run out of homosexual panic jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
March 2, 2007
This movie stinks of exhaust and desperation.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
March 2, 2007
Boy, is this one lame wheezer of a movie. Wild Hogs actually feels as though it might take longer to watch than it did to write.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
March 2, 2007
Of the major stars, it's Macy, not surprisingly, who offers the most texture, soul and self-deprecating humor in this light but appealing comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle
March 2, 2007
Perhaps it's not within the purview of a mere critic to question the judgment if not the sanity of Disney executives who green-lit this travesty, but who exactly did they envision to be the audience?
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
March 2, 2007
Wild Hogs isn't as jaw-droppingly awful as its trailers suggest.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger
March 2, 2007
It's a joyless cross-country romp in which the heroes confront crazy animals, lascivious hicks and rest-stop bathroom horrors.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
March 2, 2007
'A lot can happen on the road to nowhere,' reads the tagline on the poster for Wild Hogs, a comedy that also illustrates exactly how nothing can happen on the road to nowhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
March 2, 2007
What financial strings had to be pulled to get John Travolta, Tim Allen, Martin Lawrence and William H. Macy to sign on for this second-class City Slickers?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
March 2, 2007
It's immediately forgettable but not inordinately painful, more like a routine cleaning at the dentist's than a root canal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
March 2, 2007
Wild Hogs isn't wild so much as a mild evocation of better fish-out-of-water flicks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
March 2, 2007
Allegedly, the picture was shot in picturesque New Mexico. Effectively, it might as well be picturesque New Liskeard.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
March 2, 2007
Eminently forgettable.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
March 2, 2007
I'll take a crashing yet sincerely aimed failure any day over the by-the-numbers, lowbrow audience-pandering slickness of Wild Hogs.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
March 2, 2007
A formulaic laugh machine that's entirely predictable.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Bill Zwecker
Chicago Sun-Times
March 2, 2007
This is just another waste of time I'd really hate for you to undergo -- and pay for.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
March 2, 2007
The film's a bumptious weekend ride: The engine could use tuning and the plugs are shot, but it gets you most of the way there.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
March 2, 2007
The road trip plotline and parade of C-list cameos suggest a 21st-century Cannonball Run, and that's not far from the truth.
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
March 2, 2007
The main thing about the guys in Wild Hogs -- the main source of the movie's fumbling attempts at humor -- is that they're not gay. Really. Seriously. No way.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Sam Adams
Los Angeles Times
March 1, 2007
The landscape of Wild Hogs is cluttered with the comic equivalent of suburban sprawl, an endless cyclorama of rehashed jokes and whiny complaint.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
March 1, 2007
The movie frees you of the belief that making it in Hollywood requires finely honed skills. If the writer and director of this coarsely honed sitcom could get hired, then the studio doors must be wide open.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
March 1, 2007
A little cute cussing, a few decent jokes, a lot of sight gags involving spills on the bikes these 'Mild' Hogs get by on being good-natured, and willing to trade a little star power for the chance to ride and get paid for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
March 1, 2007
The gags are witless and surprisingly gross (insect splatter, feces disposal bags, inadvertent homosexual come-ons and the like). The four actors, each accustomed to being at the center, never develop any rhythm, any chemistry, any anything.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
March 1, 2007
Wild Hogs is more tired, worn out, and sagging than its protagonists -- an arthritic comedy whose humor is below mediocre and whose drama is cringe-worthy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
March 1, 2007
If Wild Hogs went hog wild into comic anarchy -- heck, even creativity -- it might have been worthy of its overqualified cast. As it stands, this weak effort will bring them sacks of money, but no respect.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
March 1, 2007
Slack direction from Walt Becker (National Lampoon's Van Wilder) sullies this formula comedy, but the cast is agreeable, particularly Marisa Tomei as the diner owner who falls for the constipated Macy.
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Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
March 1, 2007
Never fails to take the low road. It's a waste of celluloid, filled with potty humor, gay jokes and the unfortunate transformation of real actor William H. Macy into a living crash-test dummy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
March 1, 2007
Even Chevy Chase wouldn't be caught dead doing this stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: F
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
March 1, 2007
There really isn't much more to say about Wild Hogs beyond the appallingly unfunny results it extracts from squeezing Travolta, Tim Allen, Martin Lawrence and William H. Macy into leather jackets and propping them on high-performance motorcycles.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
March 1, 2007
Is this the best we can do in the realm of star-driven commercial comedy? If so, I'll take Norbit. I'll take Because I Said So. I'll take I'll Take Sweden.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
March 1, 2007
Travolta has occasionally gotten down in slop like this before. Allen and Lawrence practically live there. But Macy, the guy from Fargo and Magnolia and Seabiscuit? Say it ain't so, Bill.
Full Review | Original Score: F
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
March 1, 2007
No cliche goes unloved in this piddle about four aging Cincinnati dudes who try to find their bliss by hog-riding till they reach the Pacific.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
February 28, 2007
Women, hmmmph!
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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David Germain
Associated Press
February 27, 2007
Wild Hogs has little story and even less characterization to its stereotyped players.
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Robert Wilonsky
Village Voice
February 27, 2007
This shallow comedy imagines itself as an amalgam of St. Elmo's Fire, The Wild Bunch, and Deliverance.
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
February 26, 2007
The fun comedic turns by the starry quartet partly makes up for the predictable broad humor of this vulgar road comedy.
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
February 26, 2007
Uninspired script and broad slapstick yuks won't earn this any plaudits, but slick, safe package should do OK with North American mall auds.