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Gone Fishin' Reviews

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½ September 3, 2017
I'm starting to really lose respect for the critics on Rotten Tomatoes. "Ruining their careers." ect. If people don't give fair, realistic reviews for whatever reason, then they're actually preventing people from watching great movies and this one was a fantastic family comedy. It's being rated nowadays, but you must remember this was a 1997 flick and a great one for it's time. Joe Pesci and Danny Glover pulled off the illusion of a real friendship. The way Danny is concerned and emotional for Joe's safety all the time, the way they are with each other, it's all so real. Although they play immature, not bright men in mid-life crisis, that's the characters they were meant to be and they pulled it off great. It's like a middle-aged 'Dumb and Dumber'. They're both hilarious through out the whole movie, the events that happen are hilarious and it's really how you would see two best friends in real life, all the childhood comes back and you just have fun because it's so natural and comfortable. I give this 4 and a half stars easily and I base it on when it came out. You can't take a 20 year old movie and compare it with comedies now. These are different times with different humor. When you rate, rate it next to other movies of its time. For 1997, this was a great comedy that you could watch with the whole family and just laugh, don't take it too seriously. These events from a fishing trip would never likely happen so badly in real life and that's the beauty of movies, games, ect. The fact that it is a movie and you can take it and do with it what you want, it doesn't always have to be full blown realism.
July 28, 2017
I like this movie as a response to the throngs of people who have the gall to like movies that ere not good, but somehow are liked because they never try to be more than that. This movie is a bold and refreshing response to that kind of movie. It has so much courage in it just because it is terrible and it does so in a way that is completely terrible. Anyone who would give this movie a positive review is just doing so to be the one voice that does so. This movie is not unwatchable, but it takes a masochist to make it from beginning to end without walking out because of boredom. It has the balls to get Joe Pesci and Dannu Glover to act in this terrible film. It could have been the first and last movie made by a film school hack, but they got star power at the peak of their fame to act in it. A lot of people don't know this about the film but JJ Abrams was one of the writers of an early draft of this movie. This move should be dropped from planes to people on desert islands, because even the most hopeless and unmotivated/slothful soul would find a way off that island if this is all they had for entertainment.
April 27, 2017
This movie is a Cornball movie ... hilarious in its time , if you were looking for something serious ... suggestion judge yourself more serious , comedy skit Played to me very silly and entertaining, mind you this was back in "97" ... I personally enjoyed the movie ??
December 3, 2016
Amusing. On Blu-ray.
½ May 25, 2016
The professional reviews of this movie sound like they were made by snooty city slickers who have never been fishing in their lives like poorer people do. This movie was a light hearted trip to Florida and enjoyable by those who have had "less than good luck" on a long planned vacation. 4.5 stars
April 26, 2016
Two friends go on a fishing trip and don't find one laugh along the way.
½ April 26, 2016
Two men go on a fishing trip and everything that can go wrong does. Why? Because if nothing went wrong then it'd be a pointless trip. Okay, so it's still pointless.
April 2, 2016
A mix between Dumb And Dumber and something worse, but it's quite funny.
November 15, 2015
A few fun bits of slapstick can't salvage this underwritten and lax buddy comedy. Pesci and Glover are charismatic enough, but their characters are so dumb it's difficult to root for them and any sort of development is non-existent, mainly because of how thin the main plot is.
½ October 2, 2015
No plot,no laughs,no..well..anything really..
June 8, 2015
This movie is truly funny. The dialogue alone will have you cracking up. Great performances by all the cast. Ignore the critics.
May 13, 2015
Earnest but thoroughly dopey. 2 idiots go fishing and get wrapped up in Shenanigans; the end.
½ May 8, 2015
Love these two actors but not in this formulaic unfunny buddy comedy.
December 27, 2014
I don't care what these other critics say. This movie still is funny.
December 4, 2014
This film was terrible, and not because it's a nice light hearted comedy because I love them (grumpy old men type film) but this film tried too hard particularly with character development relationship and things along those lines that makes you cringe through this film.
½ October 5, 2014
Gone Fishin' sees Glover and Peschi join forces once again. Two old friends who go on an annual fishing trip and this time they go to the Ever Glades in Florida. Wherever they go disaster occurs and this is nothing different. Very slow at the start and not the best of films although you do get some laughs
½ September 18, 2014
This film is mildly amusing and is only funny when you wonder why you are watching it in the first place and can't think of a reason.
½ September 6, 2014
Though the film has its few funny moments, Gone Fishin' unfortunately suffers from a disastrous script and the wasted talent of the leading cast.
August 22, 2014
If you are looking for a quality and intriguing plot, this isn't where you will find it but it made me laugh real good
May 31, 2014
Joe Pesci does ok, but the rest of the film stunk. Ages 7+
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