Caddyshack (1980) - Rotten Tomatoes


Caddyshack (1980)



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

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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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Critic Reviews for Caddyshack

All Critics (54) | Top Critics (9)

Caddyshack represents everything that is wrong with contemporary film comedy.

April 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Caddyshack has a low-budget look that warmly welcomes the all-important teenage audience.

August 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.

July 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.

August 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.

March 21, 2007 | Full Review…

This vaguely likable, too-tame comedy falls short of the mark.

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Audience Reviews for Caddyshack


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 Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

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. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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 Shen
Alice Shen

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