Club Paradise Reviews

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Top Critic
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
July 26, 2014
What's fresh about Ramis and Doyle-Murray's brand of comedy is that they're not one-liner wordsmiths, they're social satirists. They find humor in the subversion of a stable social community.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

People Magazine
July 26, 2014
Director Harold Ramis, who co-wrote the film with Brian Doyle-Murray, never stoops for an easy laugh. He seems capable, however, of making a movie with more momentum than this.
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
February 21, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
Candice Russell
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
July 26, 2014
This is a case where the actors are only as good as the script, which isn`t saying much. It`s not long into Club Paradise when you may feel the urge to get out.
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Sheila Benson
Los Angeles Times
July 26, 2014
A frenetically unfunny and charmless movie.
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Sid Smith
Chicago Tribune
July 26, 2014
The whole, crowded thing begins to resemble a low-brow Nashville.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
July 26, 2014
The unchanneled energy of Robin Williams can't redeem this messy yarn.
John Ferguson
Radio Times
July 26, 2014
Even Williams's quick-fire routines fail to raise many laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

TV Guide's Movie Guide
July 26, 2014
The movie is a succession of shticks -- which, when they succeed, are very funny. Unfortunately, not all of them succeed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
July 26, 2014
There certainly is a lot of talent involved in Club Paradise... But most often, the level of humor is rather like that of those entertainments put on by summer campers for their own amusement.
Joe Baltake
Philadelphia Daily News
July 26, 2014
Club Paradise has a few good running gags, but it isn't everything that the brochures crack it up to be.
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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
There are enough funny skits in Club Paradise to make for a good hour of SCTV, where most of the cast is from, but too few to keep this Club Med satire afloat for 104 minutes.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Despite its promise of a sunny, lightweight good time, it's a strangely angry and cynical film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Scott Weinberg
February 11, 2006
Feels like it was inspired by a People Magazine article, and stretched out into feature length through the dubious overuse of sketch-type comedy droppings.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Eric Meyerson
December 28, 2005
A word of warning: these leftovers are rotten.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Emanuel Levy
August 11, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 25, 2004
Don't expect too much more from this film than a few chuckles and a soundtrack which mixes some delectable reggae and rock music.
| Original Score: 1/5
Rebecca Murray
April 15, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
January 14, 2004
| Original Score: 2/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
June 10, 2003
The most embarassing movie Peter O'Toole ever graced.
| Original Score: 2/5
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