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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
March 15, 2002
The results are hit and miss and miss again.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
March 15, 2002
The movie's funny in the opening scenes and then forgets why it came to play.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
March 14, 2002
The film is nothing more than a re-hash of other individual Murphy and De Niro outings.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Larry Carroll
April 16, 2002
As I try to think back to "Showtime" and type up a review, I'm getting a headache.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
March 12, 2002
Under the routine direction of Tom Dey, Showtime looks like any cop movie made during the past decade.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
March 19, 2002
This has the feel of something that was written by committee and it's all been done before.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
March 14, 2002
... the script for Showtime, which was rushed into production to avoid last year's anticipated actors' strike, is so achingly generic it can't even score points off as easy a target as Shatner.
| Original Score: 1/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
June 13, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Eric D. Snider
September 18, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
March 15, 2002
It's not so much the generally preposterous premise as it is its sloppy handling that completely unhinges the film.
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Manohla Dargis
L.A. Weekly
March 15, 2002
Yet another bootleg copy of the Lethal Weapon franchise.
Brian Orndorf
March 17, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 1/10
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
March 18, 2002
The numerous references to other movies only show how uninspired this one is.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
March 23, 2002
Both DeNiro and Murphy, no strangers to the buddy-buddy genre, are trapped in what is essentially a futile effort to make Showtime a top-of-the-line parody of the salt-n-pepper partner formulaic flicks of yesteryear
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
March 15, 2002
The entire film feels like outtakes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
March 18, 2002
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
Rob Blackwelder
March 12, 2002
It's pathetically sanctimonious to make a satire that becomes, then grossly exceeds, that which it's meant to mock.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
March 13, 2002
Sloppy construction and a ludicrous subplot drag down the energy, allowing it to surface in mere fits and starts.
| Original Score: 2/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
March 17, 2002
Are we supposed to take an almost entirely unironically clichéd reluctant- buddy- cop action movie as some sort of mockery of clichéd reluctant- buddy- cop action movies?
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
July 30, 2002
Showtime is closer to Slowtime.
| Original Score: 5/10
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