Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights - Hollywood to the Heartland Reviews

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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
February 8, 2008
After a while the movie's inside chumminess and the overgrown-boy schtick start to wear thin, making me wonder whether Sarah Silverman or Margaret Cho might consider filming a sequel with a busload of neurotic girlfriends.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
February 8, 2008
While not overtly done, the entire movie explores what America is laughing about at this point in time -- and what people in the heartland don't find funny. Either way, it is illuminating.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
February 8, 2008
Its full title may be unwieldy and its humor a tad colorful for a family audience, but Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show is surprisingly endearing and chock-full of a genuine appreciation of the moment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
February 8, 2008
A breezy and surprisingly enlightening glimpse at a segment of showbiz life and its importance to people dedicated to making us laugh.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
February 8, 2008
Is it Wild? Pretty mild, actually.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
February 8, 2008
The tour stops may have been successful, as Vaughn claims, but the documentary of it comes off more as a well-intentioned vanity production than the career launching pad he envisioned.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
February 8, 2008
A 2 1/2-year-old collection of mediocre stand-up routines and dull backstage chatter, Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show demonstrates why comedy clubs require you to have a couple of drinks.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
February 8, 2008
Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show imagines itself a contemporary equivalent of rootin'- tootin' traveling entertainments like Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. That's a tall comparison to draw.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
M.E. Russell
Oregonian
February 8, 2008
It's almost like you're watching a 100-minute trailer for a much better six-hour miniseries.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
February 8, 2008
A revealing and often hilarious look at the life of a stand-up.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Carla Meyer
Sacramento Bee
February 8, 2008
Director Ari Sandel includes too many tour stops along with life-on-the-road laments, ...but the film still should please fans of stand-up comedy -- especially those who haven't seen the featured comedians before.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle
February 8, 2008
It's a funny comedy, and sometimes an even better drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Mark Rahner
Seattle Times
February 8, 2008
Unfortunately, the four comics on the road trip are about on the level of your average Last Comic Standing contestant -- competent and just mildly funny, but unremarkable. Definitely no future Bill Hicks or Richard Pryor in the lot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
February 8, 2008
Even if you're a Vaughn fan, you'll have more fun watching him promote Wild West on talk shows than watching the film itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
February 8, 2008
Vaughn could have used an editor, but Wild West still is a romp with a likable bunch.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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John Anderson
Washington Post
February 8, 2008
There are moments of performing brilliance in Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days, 30 Nights -- Hollywood to the Heartland; there is enough intimacy with the characters that we care about what happens.
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Philip Marchand
Toronto Star
February 8, 2008
Director Ari Sandel, who made an Academy Award-winning short film, West Bank Story, shows generous portions of each comedian's performance. Students of the art will be interested in the commentary the performers provide.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Darel Jevens
Chicago Sun-Times
February 8, 2008
About 30 comedy shows and could have been interesting for maybe 30 minutes. But it goes beyond that, until the actor and his far less charismatic buddies get on your 30th nerve.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
February 8, 2008
Vaughn seems to believe that bringing hundreds of F-bombs per night and such guest stars as 'the gay guy from "Wedding Crashers"' to the benighted masses that live between New York and Los Angeles is the domestic equivalent of a USO show.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Sean O'Connell
Filmcritic.com
February 8, 2008
light on laughs
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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