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Encino Man Reviews

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Brian Orndorf
May 21, 2012
Encino Man is frighteningly dated, but it was never made to be timeless. I just wish the picture had more laughs or instinctive madness.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media
December 18, 2010
Silly teen comedy has some Neanderthal behavior.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

TV Guide
April 30, 2008
An amusing idea goes nowhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lawrence Cohn
April 30, 2008
Low-budget quickie is insulting even within its own no-effort parameters.
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
Depressingly witless.
Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan
October 25, 2004
Dumb, dumb, dumb. Did someone say Pauly Shore?
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
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Caryn James
New York Times
August 30, 2004
The real question is whether Dave and Stoney and Link are worthy heirs to Bill and Ted or Wayne and Garth. Not really.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
July 11, 2004
stupid but endearing
| Original Score: 3/5
Clint Morris
April 27, 2003
High-Spirited, no-holds barred fun.
| Original Score: 3/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
October 17, 2002
Now I remember why I keep hoping Pauly Shore never has a comeback.
| Original Score: 1/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
If you liked Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and the Wayne's World flicks, you should get guilty pleasure out of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 23, 2002
There is no excuse
| Original Score: 0/5
Scott Weinberg
July 29, 2002
...and introducing Pauly Shore.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
God help us all.
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Hal Hinson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The kind of movie that gives evolution a bad name.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Encino Man saves its worst for last, especially with life lessons about Being Yourself.
January 1, 2000
Pauly Shore's finest hour.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
I found myself missing Jeff Spicoli.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
This is every bit as insipid as it sounds, but it's also surprisingly innocent and has a most unexpected sweetness.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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