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Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star Reviews

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Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine
September 10, 2011
You may or may not laugh, but at least you'll be closer to death and no better for it.
| Original Score: 1/4
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
September 10, 2011
This god-awful, unfunny, stinkingly putrid sketch-comic movie has exactly one snicker-worthy moment, involving Kevin Nealon and a stolen grape. But watching the rest of it will make you whine.
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
September 9, 2011
Is there a staler target for satire than the porn industry? Is there any humor left to be gleaned from describing X-rated acts in G-rated language? Bucky Larson suggests there isn't, yet it plunges ahead all the same.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
September 9, 2011
This may be the worst movie Pauly Shore has ever been in. Think about that. If you dare, go on Netflix and test the hypothesis.
| Original Score: 0.5/5
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
September 9, 2011
About as funny as the typical scribbling on a public bathroom stall.
Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic.com
September 9, 2011
I would describe it as giving new meaning to the word "slapdash" except for my suspicion that no one involved has any idea of the old meaning of the word.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Keith Staskiewicz
Entertainment Weekly
September 9, 2011
With his pageboy haircut, ''Gee, golly'' Midwestern accent, and two protruding Chiclets for front teeth, Bucky Larson is a one-note joke played over and over and over.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Alison Willmore
Movieline
September 9, 2011
Wanders around in the general vicinity of a joke idea without ever approaching anything like a punchline.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Bill Gibron
Filmcritic.com
September 9, 2011
Swill.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
September 9, 2011
An inept, lazy R-rated movie whose sole purpose is as a glossary of euphemisms for genitalia and sexual acts.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Brian Tallerico
HollywoodChicago.com
September 9, 2011
If you took this script to any sane film producer, they would assume you were pulling a prank. When you told them the shockingly untalented Nick Swardson was attached as the lead, they'd call security.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5.0
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
September 9, 2011
Several gifted actors, Ricci, Dorff, and others, are totally wasted in this silly, unfunny comedy revolving around a single idea: a wannabe porn star who's not equipped.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap
September 9, 2011
The entire premise feels about 35 to 40 years out of date, and while the porn business is a supremely easy target for comedy, this movie doesn't have any idea of what might be funny about it, besides perhaps "tee-hee - boobies."
Brian Orndorf
BrianOrndorf.com
September 9, 2011
After sitting through this dreadful, monumentally humorless picture, I wouldn't be surprised to learn that this is going to be the last Nick Swardson starring role.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
September 9, 2011
Blatantly silly and a bit bland, "Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star" is better than its low-rent trailer might have suggested, but not by enough to warrant a full recommendation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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