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January 15, 2017
It's funny but also very overrated.
½ January 11, 2017
Paper thin plot, cheap script, and poor editing make this nutty comedy dated. While at the time it came out it was probably hilarious, watching it now it seems kinda dumb and disjointed compared to more recent comedies. Got a few laughs from me and easy to follow, but def sexist and stereotypical film. Seems like a teenage boy wrote this film at times. The best parts are the cameos from the different comedians and the silly gopher lol.
½ January 10, 2017
Best golfing movie (minus Tin Cup)
½ January 3, 2017
There are a lot of reasons to like 'Caddyshack'. It's a good time. It has a lot of laughs. The writing raises the tide so the acting appears better. We have two of the best comedic actors of the time in Chevy Chase and Bill Murray. The underrated Ted Knight and the over the top Rodney Dangerfield complement the ensemble. Like most Harold Ramis films it doesn't take itself very seriously. It's not uptight and you shouldn't be when you watch it. Final Score 9.1/10
December 13, 2016
Bill Murray, Rodney Dangerfield, Chevy Chase (at his best, except Fletch) - ridiculously funny.
½ December 11, 2016
Rating: 7/10

Decent comedy with some fun characters (Chevy Chase and Bill Murray, especially) and several good lines. But ultimately, this is a bit of an overrated comedy.
½ December 7, 2016
Did not hold up well
(watched in 2016... but loved Caddyshack in the early '80s)
½ November 25, 2016
Caddyshack is to funny throughout, and has its downers, but the funny parts really do works well, and the cast just shines, making it a unforgettable classic of slapstick comedy.
November 7, 2016
Chevy, Rodney, and Bill impress and make you laugh so hard. Cindy Morgan...
October 17, 2016
Goofy and charming, with witty one-liners and a cast at the top of their game.
October 8, 2016
It so funny don't a few bad reviews fool you
September 17, 2016
For every well-played, undercutting joke from Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Rodney Dangerfield, and even Ted Knight, we get the arbitrary plot that no one talks about anymore, when hailing this as one of the all-time comedy classics. See the movie poster? Notice anyone missing? That's right, the main character, played by Michael O'Keefe! Where did he go? Maybe in retrospect, everyone attempting to advertise the movie realized how dull he and his caddy scholarship plot is, not to mention everyone eye-goggling over the vaguely sexy Cindy Morgan. (You did your best with Chase, at the least.) Look, if this were a Mel Brooks movie, it would be easy to argue that the plot is the means by which everyone drives home joke after joke after joke. Caddyshack, meanwhile, interrupts the comedy for drama, when it would function far stronger as simple "class" warfare (i.e., the classy rich versus the not-so-classy rich). As for the actors who facilitate the warfare, you know which characters stand better the test of time? The straight ones played by Chase and Knight! They have a struggle in maintaining composure, at the faces of pure zaniness, and, through the clever dialogue, are quite consistent. Murray and Dangerfield prefer improvising their lines, which would be just fine, if every scene of theirs worked. The boat chase scene was more psychotic than funny, not for the better, and the bishop's golf game in the rain was just confusing in understanding his or Murray's motives. So, here is the scoop: Regardless of what you think of Chase or Knight, I think anyone would enjoy their performances. Murray is Murray at his outright silliest, and Dangerfield is Dangerfield at his outright crudest. Between the four of them, Caddyshack succeeds at times, and falters at other times, in Harold Ramis' attempt to paste various subplots together like a ransom note. If this were not called "Caddyshack," this may have been a pretty good comedy.
September 13, 2016
Like Meatballs, which Hold Ramis co-wrote a year prior, Caddyshack is a disjointed comedy with a lot of aspects that really work, and a lot of aspects that don't. There's multiple subplots happening at one in Caddyshack: you have the feud between country club co-founder Judge Elihu Smalls (Ted Knight) and hot-headed Al Czervik (Rodney Dangerfield), you have Danny Noonan (Michael O'Keefe) working as a caddy and hoping to gather up a scholarship for college, you have the womanizing Ty Webb (Chevy Chase) wrapped up in the golf games, and you have the antics of Carl (Bill Murray) as he attempts to rid the country club of a gopher infestation. The moments where Chase and Murray are the focus are truly the highlights, the latter in particular being extra hilarious in a role that was completely ad-libbed and proving once more his ability to improve a film with his presence alone.

Unfortunately, those two have the least amount of screentime in the film: a majority of the movie is focused on Dangerfield and Knight, and the characters involved in their subplot. Frankly speaking, their portion of the film is dull, and rarely packs the same kind of comedic punch as Animal House (another Ramis screenwriting outing), and the same kind of comedic punch that we know these actors are capable of. It seems to try to aim for brief stints of character development as well, but it lacks the sweet charm of the main relationship in Meatballs. It does have the same kind of deliberate aimlessness of Meatballs and Animal House, which at least allows for light and mostly entertaining viewing. This one just missed out on that birdie, and will have to settle for a par.
½ September 1, 2016
Maybe the expectations for it were built up so highly in my head, but Caddyshack is simply a good comedy, not "the best comedy of all time" as so many people and critics have said over the years. The story is pretty absurd and silly, Rodney Dangerfield's character is very hit/miss with being charming and annoying, Chevy Chase is pretty darn perfect in this movie, Bill Murray.... also very hit/miss with his comedy schtick here, etc etc. Caddyshack is 'fine'.
August 31, 2016
The legends of comedy Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Brian Doyle Murray, Rodney Dangerfield and director/actor Harold Ramis bring the non stop laughs in Caddyshack!
August 25, 2016
I really don't see why everybody loves this film. the humor is dated and so is the soundtrack! it's a guilty pleasure because of the gopher and the golf scenes but otherwise I'd rather watch scary movie 5 10 times! decent film
½ August 19, 2016
Comedy classic about a teen who working one day at a prestigious golf club, gets schooled on how things operate. He has an ulterior motive; he wants to caddy for Ted Knight who plays an important club member, because the club gives out a college scholarship every year. Along the way he caddy's for several interesting characters. The casting is perfect. Dangerfield's usual one liner jokes hit every time. Chase plays his usual smartass self and Murray impresses the most as a groundskeeper intent on catching a pesky groundhog terrorizing the golf course. This comedy works because of the cast.
August 4, 2016
Really goofy, but in a good way. It's a lot of fun.
July 27, 2016
There are some funny moments, but mostly it's lacking in real plot.
July 27, 2016
All time classic. Super all star cast Chase, Dangerfield, Knight, Murray etc. Rude, crude, and stupid humor spliced into a snotty country club setting. A class warfare movie of dysfunctional behaviors of all the characters. Make you piss your pants laughing scenes are: The chocolate bar pool scene, Knight throwing the golf club in anger scene, and Dangerfield at the country club dinner. Director Ramis creates a humor continuity throughout Caddyshack where there is no drag in the movie. The characters meld and move in each scene create a humor synergy. Murray, Chase, Dangerfield, and Knight build on each other creating a comic masterpiece. 5 stars. A comic classic.
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