Critics Consensus

Though unabashedly crude and juvenile, Caddyshack nevertheless scores with its classic slapstick, unforgettable characters, and endlessly quotable dialogue.



Total Count: 54


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An elite country club has to deal with a brash new member and a gopher intent on destroying their beloved golf course.

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Chevy Chase
as Ty Webb
Ted Knight
as Judge Smails
Bill Murray
as Carl Spackler
Michael O'Keefe
as Danny Noonan
Sarah Holcomb
as Maggie O'Hooligan
Scott Colomby
as Tony D'Annunzio
Cindy Morgan
as Lacey Underall
Dan Resin
as Dr. Beeper
Elaine Aiken
as Mrs. Noonan
Henry Wilcoxon
as Bishop Pickering
John F. Barmon Jr.
as Spaulding Smails
Kenneth Burritt
as Mr. Havercamp
Rebecca Burritt
as Mrs. Havercamp
Lois Kibbee
as Mrs. Smalls
Fred Buch
as Angry Husband
Frank Schuller
as Charlie the Cook
Mel Pape
as Butler
Scott Sudden
as Richard Richards
Jackie Davis
as Smoke Porterhouse
Thomas A. Carlin
as Sandy McFiddish
Minerva Scelza
as Joey D'Annunzio
Dr. Dow
as Mr. Wang
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Critic Reviews for Caddyshack

All Critics (54) | Top Critics (9) | Fresh (40) | Rotten (14)

  • Caddyshack represents everything that is wrong with contemporary film comedy.

    Apr 28, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Caddyshack has a low-budget look that warmly welcomes the all-important teenage audience.

    Aug 23, 2017 | Full Review…
  • To attempt a critical evaluation of Orion's new Caddyshack is a little like describing the esthetic qualities of an outhouse.

    Jul 25, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Caddyshack, a derelict farce that lurches about in search of hilarious possibilities among the members and employes of a country club, is the latest misbegotten spawn of National Lampoon's Animal House.

    Aug 4, 2015 | Full Review…
  • The first-time director, Harold Ramis, can't hold it together: the picture lurches from style to style (including some ill-placed whimsy with a gopher puppet) and collapses somewhere between sitcom and sketch farce.

    Mar 21, 2007 | Full Review…
  • This vaguely likable, too-tame comedy falls short of the mark.

    Mar 21, 2007 | Full Review…

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Audience Reviews for Caddyshack

  • Sep 19, 2018
    Apart from a generally effective slapstick humor and a few hilarious scenes (especially all those with Rodney Dangerfield), mostly everything else feels old and dated in this overrated comedy that wastes the talent of its cast in awful lines of improvised dialogue and juvenile gags.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 13, 2017
    In the vein of "us poor guys against those rich s.o.b.s" begun with Animal House comes this slapstick laden farce of the same hijinks on a snobby golf course. Some Saturday Night Live alum are there to solidify the "it's the revolution, so pass the joint" aesthetic, while old school comedians hold down the main plot line. It's a mixed bag with spotty humor, most efforts embarrassing and groanworthy. Save this one for one of those nights you and the missus open up that special package hidden in the back of the freezer to smoke to remember the old days of "we thought we were rebellious" youth.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Jul 04, 2015
    Caddyshack is an all time great comedy film that uses great characters, great lines, and great humor styles to its advantage. Bill Murray, Chevy Chase and Rodney Dangerfield give great comedic performances with Dangerfield giving one of the best of all time.
    Ian I Super Reviewer
  • Jun 04, 2015
    Kinda silly. Just okay. I was more invested in the realistic plot with the worldly cad and his ambitious caddy, played by suave Chevy Chase and earnest Michael O'Keefe, respectively, and not so much Bill Murray's garbled gopher-hunting.
    Alice S Super Reviewer

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