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

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Brian Lowry
Variety
February 23, 2012
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Steve Heisler
Time Out
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Stephen Garrett
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
October 18, 2008
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
February 11, 2008
Good stuff.
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Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
February 8, 2008
Vince Vaughn is coming to town with the Four Indistinguishable Frat Dudes of Comedy.
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
February 8, 2008
The movie's amiable, impulsive, intense, and scattershot, and since those are qualities associated with Vaughn himself, in the end it's a fair representation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
February 8, 2008
Good enough for an HBO special. But for a full-blown movie? No way.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
February 8, 2008
Perhaps everyone who takes a long road trip with their friends should bring a video camera to capture memories. Whether, like Vince Vaughn, you believe these home movies are worth putting in movie theatres is another question.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
February 7, 2008
A good concert film might have been culled from Vaughn's 30-date LA-to-Chicago tour... But this is more like a DVD extra for that film
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
February 7, 2008
It's a mouthful of a title for a rowdy, ramshackle funfest that flies by on its spirited humor and surprising heart.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Karen Heller
Philadelphia Inquirer
February 7, 2008
Comedy hits the road, but the jokes fall flat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Sid Smith
Chicago Tribune
February 7, 2008
The delight stems from the quartet of lesser known comics Vaughn chose to place at the movie's center, as well as the unpretentious way we learn so much about them--their motives, pains, struggles and revealing ethnic and class backgrounds.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
February 7, 2008
Only sporadically wild, but it does indeed go through some Western states. It also ends up feeling about as long and draggy as the title itself.
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Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic
February 7, 2008
This is stand-up comedy here. Bring the funny and leave the rest on the bus.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
February 7, 2008
West is heavy on Vaughn, at least initially, but woefully short on comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
February 7, 2008
A tad overlong, but as vanity projects go, this is warm, openhearted stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
February 6, 2008
Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show has a loosey-goosey, what-the-hell spirit that's easy and fun to hook into.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Robert Wilonsky
Village Voice
February 6, 2008
Even at 100 minutes, this documentary about Vaughn and pals' 2005 bus tour from L.A. to Chicago (and all points in between, oy) plays a little long.
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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
February 4, 2008
Yee-haw, I love a good Wild West variety show! Disappointment sets in when it's clear that there will be little in the way of variety.
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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter
September 13, 2006
Stand-up tour doc offers laughs and amusing surprises, but doesn't justify a runtime as long as its title.
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Eddie Cockrell
Variety
September 12, 2006
More than a vanity project for the currently hot actor but less than gripping cinema, either as a performance film or as a life-on-the-road tell-all.